“I care for the health of the Agusanons. An effective and efficient healthcare system is vital in ensuring that our citizens remain healthy and productive,” said Agusan del Norte gubernatorial candidate Dale Corvera.
Corvera, who was integral in improving health-care facilities in Cabadbaran City when he served as mayor, said he remains committed to improving healthcare services in the province and to continue the health programs of incumbent Agusan del Norte Gov. Angel Amante-Matba.
Just last year, the provincial government inaugurated its new Agusan del Norte Provincial Hospital building. Additional building and medical equipment in the Cabadbaran District Hospital were also set up.
Banking on the current efforts of the Agusan Provincial Government to enhance its health facilities, the third-termer mayor stressed that improving the delivery of health care services and assistance especially to poor Agusanons are his priority agenda.
If elected governor in the upcoming elections in May, Corvera vowed to boost efforts in pushing for more health programs that hasten the delivery of medical services, ensure health facilities have enough capacity and capabilities and provide access to free medicines to patients, particularly the poor and disadvantaged.
He said the Agusanons’ changing health needs should be addressed to mitigate the economic impact of prevalent infectious diseases, poor maternal and child health and rising incidence of noncommunicable diseases.
Under a Corvera administration, the capacity of the LGUS in remote barangays where poverty incidence is at its highest, to deliver health services will be strengthened.
He said special attention will be given to LGUs that are unable to sufficiently deliver health services to their respective constituents because they lack manpower and infrastructure/facilities due to limited finances.