The Provincial Government of Negros Oriental will continue to bring the basic health services to the door steps of the people especially in the hinterland barangays of the province according to Governor Roel Ragay Degamo.

Governor Degamo led the series of medical-dental-surgical missions to the various parts of the province recently.

The said activities, which were supported by the various line agencies of government, organizations and institutions from the private sector, were first brought to Barangay Tambo in the municipality of Ayungon as one of the main activities during the barangay’s observance of the annual fiesta.

Ayungon municipal Mayor Edcel Enardecido thanked the provincial government through Governor Degamo for initiating this program which greatly benefits the people especially in the hinterland barangays who have limited access to hospital facilities.

Hundreds of residents not only from Barangay Tambo but also from the neighboring barangays have benefited from said activity.

This was followed by the same activity in line with the observance of the 15th anniversary of the Luz-Sikatuna Community Primary Hospital in Barangay Luz, Guihulngan City.

The latest was during the 17th anniversary of the Inapoy Community Primary Hospital in Barangay Inapoy in the municipality of Mabinay.

Governor Degamo admitted that despite the huge yearly allocation for the various health programs in the province there is still a huge gap that the provincial government needs to fill in in order to deliver the best quality health care services to the people.

Governor Degamo is pushing for his priority programs under the banner Sa Probinsiya—Magdegamo Ta! with H-E-L-P or HELP which means Health, Education, Livelihood Programs and other projects for peace and development.

Health is one of the priority programs of the provincial government because the governor said he believes all that tangible development are insignificant if the people are not healthy. He also believes that this is one very potent tool in the provincial government’s continuing efforts to attaint peace and development in the province.