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BDO Foundation Targets 100 Rehabilitated Health Centers In 2020

Rural health units all over the Philippines have become increasingly important now that hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases. The support of health centers and their medical frontliners has been instrumental in helping local government units conduct tests and provide patient care. To help health workers in the fight to contain COVID-19, BDO Foundation has sustained its efforts to rehabilitate rural health units across the country.

Slowly but surely, the foundation is inching closer to a major milestone. In a matter of months, the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank is set to rehabilitate its 100th rural health unit as part of efforts to help improve the healthcare delivery system in the Philippines. The initiative–which contributes to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal no. 3 to ensure healthy lives and promote the well-being of people of all ages–is critical as the country comes to grips with the pandemic.

Since the rehabilitation program’s inception in 2012, BDO Foundation has been renovating rural health units particularly in economically disadvantaged and disaster-affected communities. To date, 89 rural health units have been successfully rehabilitated and turned over. The undertaking was made possible with the support of BDO and BDO Network Bank branches, whose officers recommend health centers that need support.

Most recently, the foundation completed the rehabilitation of two health centers: Magallanes Rural Health Unit in Agusandel Norte and Calatrava Rural Health Unit and Birthing Facility in Negros Occidental. Improvements included their layout and interior design, lobby and waiting areas, offices, clinics, consultation rooms, treatment rooms, facilities and spaces for health workers and patients. Play areas for children complete with books and toys as well as waiting lounges for the comfortable use of the elderly were also constructed.

With these projects completed, doctors, nurses and midwives are now better equipped to provide primary healthcare services more effectively to their constituents. The corporate citizenship initiative is expected to help improve the health and well-being of more than 104,000 people from the 48 barangays of Magallanes and Calatrava.

The newly renovated Magallanes Rural Health Unit and Calatrava Rural Health Unit were turned over to local government officials by BDO Foundation president Mario Deriquito, BDO Foundation program director Rose Espinosa, BDO Negros Occidental-San Carlos branch head Karen Maypa and BDO Butuan-J.C. Aquino Avenue branch head Janice Arapan. The facilities were graciously accepted by local health officials.

“Our patients benefit from the new areas constructed in the rural health unit–the senior citizens’ area, kids’ area, pharmacy, breastfeeding station and midwives’ office, among many others,” said Calatrava municipal health officer Dr. Karl Bonifacio. “Also, the expanded floor area of the laboratory can now qualify for Department of Health accreditation. On behalf of the people of Calatrava, I would like to thank BDO Foundation. Your support helps us improve the quality of our services especially for the poor and vulnerable members of our community.”

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  1. Dhel Manog
    June 11, 2020 at 7:21 am

    So nice talaga BDO, Thank you ! Ang laking tulong talaga ng mga gingawa nyo ngayong may pandemic.

  2. Tel Yamzon
    June 11, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Thankyou BDO Unibank for always doing your best to fight this virus. Godbless po. Malaking tulong to lalo ngayon na kulang tayo sa pasilidad.

  3. Lyka Baqueros
    June 12, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Keep it up BDO..

  4. Margia borbano Flores
    June 12, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Mabuhay po Kau BDO..???maraming salamat po sa walang sawang pagtulong sa kapwa natin pilipino…naway gabayan kau palagi ng ating poong maykapal…

  5. Geraldine Estimo
    June 12, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    We find ways..Thanks BDO

  6. Chrystelle Renee Gapul
    June 12, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Thank you BDO. Happy Independence Day!

  7. Lea m Latagan
    June 12, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Wow!!? Good Job?
    God Bless BDO ??
    More Power?

  8. Anarose Lucero
    June 12, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Kudos to BDO foundation for a very good job, malaking tulong sa mga rural areas ang naparehabilitate niyo na health centers, mas magiging comfortable pa ang ating mga frontliners sa mga nasabing lugar, thank you so much BDO foundation

  9. Antoniette Sanchez David
    June 12, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Thank you BDO dahil tumutulong kayo sa mga tao ng walang hinihinging kapalit..☺️☺️ gobless and more blessing pa sa inyong lahat..☺️☺️☺️

  10. Jerusalem
    June 12, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you BDO Foundation for helping renovate health centers lalo na sa mga rural areas …Health Centers are a big help lalo na sa mga mahihirap na di kayang magpatingin sa mga Private clinic or hospitals ❤❤..
    Mas maraming mga senior citizen , buntis at mga bata ang matutulungan …
    Thank you so much ,hoping and praying for more blessings to come .

  11. Crisanta alan
    June 12, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Thank you BDO Unibank for the good service!more Powers

  12. Rosel Acosta Tabago
    June 12, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    Sobrang nakakatuwa ang ginagawang pagtulong ng BDO .. Kudos ???

  13. Miyo Sheen
    June 12, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Malaking tulong po talaga to para sa mga kababayan natin na naapektuhan sa Pandemic salamat ng marami Bdo!

  14. Jhoan bejosano
    June 12, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Thank you BDO maaasahan talaga kayo malaking tulong po Ito dahil ito talaga Yung pangunahing kailangan ngayon pandemic

  15. Jonna Cielo
    June 12, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Sobrang dami na nilang natulungan. Galing nila! Salute! ??

  16. Bessie Ramos
    June 12, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Ang galing tlga NG BDO ☺️ godbless and thankyou for helping our country saludo po kame sa inyo ?

  17. Ramiella Keira Infante
    June 12, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Salute to BDO, thanks for always find ways

  18. Jennielyn Narciso
    June 12, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Thank you BDO you find ways in helping people..

  19. Jeanalyn Arador
    June 12, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Kudos to BDO. thanks for helping.

  20. Joy Formentera
    June 13, 2020 at 2:52 am

    Nice BDO, God bless you and more power!

  21. Jojie Viñas
    June 13, 2020 at 6:42 am

    Health is very important to us. In rural areas health facilities is not much accessible. Thank you BDO at least they can have something to go to when they are sick.

  22. Mildred Espinosa
    June 13, 2020 at 6:59 am

    Salamat BDO for helping our community.

  23. Graziella Gaylan
    June 13, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Thank you for kind gesture BDO! Sana lahat will pay the kindness forward! God bless you!

  24. Graziella Gaylan
    June 13, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Happy Independence Day all! In the misdt ot pandemic, let’s find a reason to be grateful for out independence!

  25. JayaMae Bagay
    June 16, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Yes to BDO keep it up

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