SAN NICOLAS, Pangasinan, July 24 (PIA) — The provincial government urged residents here to give importance to the healthcare of pregnant mothers as it inaugurated the Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care building and Lying-in and Maternity Clinic in this town, July 17.
Governor Amado Espino Jr. asked local officials, medical officers, and other concerned authorities to give attention to pregnant mothers, saying it is the duty of public servants to know their needs.
“Mothers and their babies deserve this kind of help and attention,” he said.
This call of Gov. Espino is in consonance with the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of reducing infant mortality rates and improving maternal and child health care.
Dr. Benito Arca, assistant regional director of the Department of Health (DOH), echoed the governor’s call, saying, “Let us celebrate life by taking care of pregnant mothers and letting them give birth in a hospital.”
He advised the townsfolk of San Nicolas and all public servants to take care of the medical facility.
“Alagaan ang building, asikasuhin ang lahat ng pupunta at bigyan nang importansya may pera man o wala as the poorest deserves the best (Take care of the building, entertain all who will go here and give them importance whether they have money or not as the poorest deserves the best),” Arca stressed.
As this developed, Mayor Leoncio Saldivar III of San Nicolas thanked the provincial government for the construction of the lying-in and maternity clinic as he proudly noted that San Nicolas was among the first recipients of the project. (ANL/AMM-PIA 1, Pangasinan with reports from PIO)