Davao City acquires 21 multicabs, mobile health clinic

By Anthony S. Allada

THE CITY government of Davao acquired 21 multicabs and a state-of-the-art mobile health clinic to fast track the delivery of basic services to its constituents.

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio turned over the multicabs to 20 barangays and City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) while the mobile hospital was given to the care of the City Health Office (CHO).

Luckily, one of the beneficiary barangays was Barangay Fatima in Paquibato district, where 41 of its residents were wounded in a grenade attack perpetrated by the New People’s Army (NPA) on September 1, 2012.

Aside from Fatima, other barangays that  received the vehicles were Angliongto, Dominga, Dacudao, Mulig, Dalagdag, Salapawan, Paquibato Proper, Tapak, Lacson, Bunawan, Mabuhay, Cawayan, Pandaitan, Paradise Embac, Sumimao, Malabog, Lumiad, Pañalum, and Mapula.

In her weekly press briefing, the mayor said each vehicle amounted to P294,000, which means the 21 multicabs totaled to P6,174,000.

She said Senator Pia Cayetano was instrumental in acquiring the mobile health clinic since she donated P3.5 million to counterpart the city government in the purchase of the P6.5 million health facility.

Duterte-Carpio said that the health clinic can already be considered a district hospital, only that it is mobile.

“It is already complete. It has its own data-base so that those who were already checked up have already a record and it could now be easy during the follow-up,” she said.

She said personnel manning the clinic will also issue an identification card to those availing the health services. (ASA)

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