The rural health unit was officially turned over in a virtual event attended by BDO Unibank president and CEO and BDO Foundation trustee Nestor V. Tan and BDO Foundation president Mario A. Deriquito. Also present were BDO Foundation trustees Lazaro Jerome Guevarra, Lucy Co Dy and Ismael Estella Jr. as well as BDO Bohol Tagbilaran-Visarra branch head Clarisa Pandan, who also witnessed the physical inauguration of Corella Municipal Health Office. The newly rehabilitated health center was graciously accepted by Department of Health development management officer 4 Giefred Regner and local government officials led by Corella municipal mayor D. Hilario D. Tocmo, municipal vice mayor Maria Asuncion Daquio and municipal health officer Dr. Apollo John Bernaldez.
With these improvements in place, Corella’s health workers are now better equipped to provide primary healthcare services to mothers and babies, children, senior citizens, persons with disabilities and other patients. The project is expected to help improve the health and well-being of more than 8,800 people in eight barangays. The rural health unit in Corella is the 111th rehabilitated by BDO Foundation since 2012. The corporate citizenship initiative is the foundation’s contribution to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal no. 3 to ensure healthy lives and promote the well-being of all people at all ages.