“If all the babies born here at the Bacolod City Lying-In and Birthing Home Center were to be assembled at the Panaad Stadium, we would need three stadiums to accommodate them.”
That was what Mayor Evelio Leonardia said in jest, in describing the newly refurbished Bacolod City Lying-In and Birthing Home Center at the City Health Office Compound that he inaugurated Monday.
In his speech, Leonardia said he was informed by City Health Officer Ma. Carmela Gensoli that 28,807 babies have been born at the City Lying-In and Birthing Home Center since 2010, a press release from his office said.
Gensoli said the center underwent improvements in 2017 using a P5-million fund that was facilitated by Leonardia in 2016 when he was congressman.
The mayor also emphasized the importance of improving the city’s facilities in order to bring better government services to the people of Bacolod.
“Everything is supposed to improve in Bacolod, we are supposed to improve the Government Center. That’s why I’m meticulous in making the NGC look good, because our services should also look good,” he said.
More than that, there should also be improvements in our public health services, he added.
Leonardia also congratulated the CHO doctors and personnel for delivering health services that the public deserves.
“Congratulations and good luck! We are on our 80th year as a city, and our theme is ‘Full Speed Ahead.’ So that means our health care should also be in full speed,” Leonardia emphasized.
Fr. Tomas Rito led the blessing ceremony.
Also at the inauguration were Councilor Em Ang, Mark Steven Mayo, who represented Rep. Greg Gasataya, and CHO management, personnel and staff.*
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