The North Cotabato provincial government opened P42.2 million worth of essential infrastructures to further improve healthcare and strengthen biosecurity measures in the province.
Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza said the projects consisted of the P14.7 million Provincial Veterinary Quarantine Services Center (PVQSC) in Makilala town and the P30.5 million two-story building of the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) inside the provincial capitol complex.
Taliño-Mendoza led the opening of the PVQSC and the IPHO facility recently.
The lady governor said the PVQSC facility situated in Barangay Old Bulatukan, Makilala, will check and disinfect all vehicles entering the province, particularly from the Davao Region as it is located in the boundary of Davao del Sur and North Cotabato provinces.
“This will stop the spread and possible entry of any contagious animal disease that could hamper agriculture and livestock sectors.”
“This will stop the spread and possible entry of any contagious animal disease that could hamper agriculture and livestock sectors including the health and security of our constituents,” she stressed.
All individuals must submit to a foot bath and pertinent papers will be checked for animals and meat products before entering the province.
The newly-built structure, which the provincial veterinary office will manage, is the first veterinary quarantine facility in the Soccsksargen Region.
“The newly-completed two-story IPHO building is expected to cater to a wide range of health services in North Cotabato.”
Meanwhile, Taliño-Mendoza said the newly-completed two-story IPHO building is expected to cater to a wide range of health services in North Cotabato.
The building will function as a one-hospital command center with a 128-seater audiovisual room, conference room, and a multipurpose room that can accommodate 150 participants.
“Health services is one of my priorities to reach far-flung villages to cater to those in need,” she said.
The PVQSC and IPHO facilities were turned over to the respective implementing provincial agencies.