Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary for Field Implementation and Coordination Team-North and Central Luzon (FICT-NCL) Enrique A. Tayag with DOH-CAR Regional Director Rio L. Magpantay and Mountain Province key officials led the inauguration and blessing today, November 21, 2023, of the first ever DOH-Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (DATRC) in the province.

The constructed DOH-DATRC-MP in Abatan, Bauko will cater to the health and mental needs of people who are victims of drugs, and will help address the longstanding separation of substance use disorders in health related matters. Usec. Tayag highlighted in his speech that the program marks a hope for the government to help those who are victims of drugs to improve their lives.

He further said that this kind of program shows the “Bagong Pilipinas” movement for a progressive country through collaborative efforts. Also sharing messages of support are Congressman Maximo Y. Dalog Jr. represented by Dionisio K. Wacdisen, Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan Jr. represented by Executive Assistant Winston V. Calde, and Bauko Mayor Randolf T. Awisan represented by Special Assistant Sebastian Badongen. Relative to the observance of the Drug Abuse and Control Prevention week, the DOH in partnership with the Provincial DOH office will be conducting a seminar on Gender Responsive and Culture Approach to Addiction on November 22, 2023.

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