Governor Angging leads ribbon cutting of new isolation ward in Kolambugan

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte, Sep. 22 – Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo led the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the New Isolation Annex of Kolambugan Provincial Hospital on Tuesday.

The Kolambugan Provincial Hospital was converted to an isolation facility to augment the effort of the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte in establishing additional facilities to help address the increasing number of individuals suspected of having COVID-19, especially the Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs).

The New Isolation Annex of Kolambugan Provincial Hospital is fully furnished with 23 beds to give comfort and convenience to individuals under quarantine. It also has a new digital radiographic machine and additional equipment to better serve the medical needs of the people. 

In her message, Governor Angging thanked the medical personnel of the Provincial Hospitals and Isolation Units of the Provincial Government for their sacrifices to protect the safety and health of the constituents of Lanao del Norte.

The Governor also reminded the doctors, nurses, and the personnel to be extra careful and always be mindful of their safety when engaging with individuals confined at their facility.

She said that as Governor, she is only an instrument to deliver efficient and effective government services to the people such as providing medical equipment and machines for the Provincial Hospitals and isolation units managed by the Provincial Government in an earnest effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19 for the welfare of the general public.

“As public servants, it is proper to serve and treat every person with dignity and respect and to serve them well regardless of their economic status, religion, and culture,” the Governor also emphasized.

Dr. Demetrio U. Opamen, Jr., the Chief of Kolambugan Provincial Hospital, was grateful to hear the words of Governor Angging recognizing the sacrifice of the medical personnel despite the risk of acquiring COVID-19 just to stand with their oath to serve those who require medical attention.

Meanwhile, Governor Angging asked those who were present at the event to include in their prayers the health and safety of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, who has tirelessly thought of finding ways to protect the Filipino people against COVID-19 and bringing back the once vibrant economy of the country.

The Molecular Biology Laboratory in Old Kapatagan Provincial Hospital was realized through the Bayanihan Grant to Provinces as support to the call of President Duterte to boost the programs of the Provincial Government Units against COVID-19.

She said President Duterte, through Senator Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ T. Go, has extended essential assistance to the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte aside from addressing the COVID-19 pandemic like the establishment of the 2nd Dialysis Center in the province which will be located in the New Kapatagan Provincial Hospital.

The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte with the support of two Congressional District Representatives, 1st District Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo and 2nd District Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo, the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan chaired by Vice Governor Maria Cristina ‘Cristy’ N. Atay, and the Municipal Mayors was able to implement measures to keep the public safe from COVID-19 in support of the National Government’s effort. (PIO-LDN)

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