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A P5-million newly-constructed birthing station that would cater to the pregnant women and their newborn babies at the Sta Lucia Resettlement in this town was formally inaugurated on Thursday.
Governor Lilia Pineda, during the inauguration, said the new birthing station would greatly help in preventing cases of maternal and child deaths as the facility will serve as forerunner of medical services to pregnant women in the area.
"No mother should die for giving birth and this is the reason why we have been pushing for the construction of more birthing stations and renovation of district hospitals in the province," Pineda said.
Through the support of the Department of Health (DOH), the provincial government has also provided medical equipment and supplies for the new birthing station.
Likewise, she said the initiative is in line with the DOH’s Health Facilities Enhancement Program, which seeks to upgrade the infrastructure and equipment of government health facilities across the country.