A remodeled and modernized health center in Baguio City was recently handed over by SM Foundation and SM City Baguio to the local government unit headed by Mayor Benjamin Magalong. Medical services for the newly renovated Lucban Health Center will be offered to 26 barangays with a population of 38,163 individuals. Services include general consultation, prenatal check-up, child immunization, TB DOTS, family planning among others.

The newly renovated health center includes a consultation & post consultation room, pharmacy,
triage area, minor OR/treatment room, autoclave area, sputum collection corner, physician’s room, pantry, lounge, handwashing area, nursing office and garbage collection area on the first floor while the second floor has a family planning room, prenatal and vaccination room, dental & adolescent room and midwife office.

Sustainable solutions were integrated in the physical infrastructure such as the installation of a rainwater catchment system, energy efficient LED lighting fixtures and also utilized inverter
appliances to optimize consumption. SM Foundation also provided the health center with a mobile play cabinet for children, and a breastfeeding room to ensure the comfort of mothers as they breastfeed their babies in the center.

The Lucban Health Center is the 201st improved health facility all over the country and the 3rd wellness center for Baguio. The health center’s renovation took almost two months to complete. “Sa kapwa po aking mga health workers ngayon, kami po ay nagpapasalamat at binigyan niyo po ng mas maraming kulay and isang health center na magbibigay po ng basic services lalong lalo na sa
district ng New Lucban” said Dr. Celia Flor C. Brillantes/City Health Officer Among those present
during the inauguration and turnover ceremonies were: Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong; SM Foundation Executive Director for Health and Medical Programs Connie Angeles; SM Foundation Executive Director for Education, Carmen Linda Atayde, Albert Uy SM City
Baguio Asst. Mall Manager Michael Jason Pena; SM Regional Operations Manager Rona Vida Correa; SM Baguio Mall Manager, Philip Baysac; Baguio City Health officer Dr. Celia Flor Brillantes. They were joined by Baguio City Health Office staff.

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