Mayor Marcy Plans to Strengthen Marikina's Health Care System

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Mayor Marcy Teodoro said the City Government of Marikina is planning to strengthen the city's health care system, including the program for maternal and child health care.

In a speech at yesterday’s signing ceremony for the sister city agreement with Davao, Mayor Marcy also announced that the City Government is planning to build bigger health care facilities to accommodate more patients and for a more efficient operation of the city’s health centers.

He mentioned these plans in relation to the Pagbabago Program of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, whose programs include maternal child health care.

“We are trying to reorganize our City Health Office along this line. We are strengthening our program on maternal and child healthcare, as well as our social welfare,” Mayor Marcy said.

“We are in the process of constructing facilities for this purpose. Nagtatayo po kami ng mga polyclinic, mga super health centers na ang floor area ay nasa 1,000 square meters pataas. We are trying to copy the Cuban model of health services,” he said.

“Nandoon na ang kumpletong equipment for diagnostic. Even the pharmacy to dispense the medicine. Siguro po we could benchmark with Davao City with regards to health services,” Mayor Marcy added.

Cuba's health care system has been hailed by the World Health Organization as worth emulating by all countries all over the world. Despite the country's limited resources, Cuba is able to deliver health care services especially to its poor population.

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