5 Leon, Iloilo barangays get medical equipment from South Korea

September 29, 2015 5:24 am 

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 28 — South Korea-based organizations Medipeace Global Health and Babonanum Foundation recently turned over medical equipment to five barangay health stations in the Municipality of Leon, Iloilo.

The medical equipment, comprising a complete set of birthing equipment, were in support of the Maternal Child Health Care for the Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA) Health System project of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) where the municipality of Leon is included.

Leon Mayor Rolito Cajilig said the medical equipment will be placed in the barangay health stations of Tacuyong Sur, Umambong, Agboy, Buga and Bayag Norte.

Cajilig said the five barangays are considered as the “center” since they are accessible to their surrounding barangays.

“Pregnant women need not go to Aleosan District Hospital or hospitals in Iloilo City, which is about 30 kilometers away, to give birth; they can already make delivery in any of our five health stations near their location,” Cajilig said as he expressed his “deepest gratitude” to Medipeace Global Health and Babonanum Foundation.

Winnerfrida Valenzuela, Leon municipal health officer, said the medical equipment will be a big help to their municipality which for the past six years has registered zero maternal mortality.

The barangay officials of Leon witnessed the ceremonial turnover held at the municipal covered gym last September 24.

Provincial Administrator Raul Banias represented Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. in the event.

He said the donation was realized through the help of Medipeace Global Health represented by Enoch Chang.

Fr. Augustine Kyoungil Minn, secretary general of Babonanum Foundation, and Dr. Yang Gilseong, director of Babonanum Foundation, graced the simple turnover ceremony. (PNA)

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