BDO Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank, has renovated Aborlan Municipal Health Office in Magsaysay, Aborlan, Palawan, in line with its rehabilitation program in calamity-stricken provinces.
Palawan was one of several areas affected by Typhoon “Yolanda” in 2013. A state of calamity was also declared in the province last year owing to the effects of El Niño.
The rehabilitated rural health unit was turned over to local officials in an event attended by BDO Foundation program director Rose Espinosa, BDO Puerto Princesa-San Pedro branch head Moises Arzaga Jr., Aborlan Mayor Jaime Ortega and Vice Mayor Lito Tito.
BDO Foundation improved the health office’s consultation rooms, treatment rooms, offices, clinics, pharmacy, laboratory and facilities. Areas for children and the elderly were refurbished to provide them spaces to stay comfortably.
In keeping with the United Nations Millennium Development Goal to improve maternal healthcare, the foundation also rehabilitated the center’s birthing facilities and breastfeeding area.
Doctors and nurses will be better equipped to provide healthcare services to patients with the improvements, Ortega said, as it benefits the town’s population of more than 32,000 from 19 barangays.