On December 15, 2017, the Local Government Unit of San Jose under the administration of Mayor Antonio B. Chavez through the Rural Health Unit (RHU) headed by Dr. Arnel P. Armea inaugurated its very new Infirmary Hospital and RHU Building located at Market Site, Boclod, San Jose, Camarines Sur.
The program started with a Eucharistic Mass and Blessing Ceremony officiated by Rev. Fr. Wilfred V. Almoneda, Parish Priest of St. Joseph Parish.
During the program proper, the Mayor stated in his message that Health Programs are on top of his political agenda because his ultimate goal is to support and help the municipality as long as he lives and his priority is always for the good of his fellowmen.
He stated that once the bidding and the equipment are already complete, the operation will immediately start. He also expressed his gratitude to the Regional Director, Dr. Napoleon Arevalo; Provincial Officer, Dr. Rey Millena and other partner Agencies specifically the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), Philippines for their presence on the event and continuous support on his programs.
Dr. Arevalo, gave another message as one of the program’s guests. He acknowledged the efforts of the Municipal Mayor for his unceasing cooperation with the DOH’s programs and the Sanggunian Bayan headed by Hon. Virgilio Panuelos for its unending support to the projects of the LGU. At the same time, he considered it as an example of a municipality with unity. He also gave thanks to ADRA Philippines for the continuous support to DOH. On the other hand, he challenged the NDPs and RHMPPs to practice good fiscal management and continue to be hard-working. Likewise, he acknowledged the efforts of Health Workers, BHWs and Barangay Captains in continuing support to the programs of DOH and LGU.
ADRA, as one of the dedicated partners of DOH believes that “no woman should die while giving life” as stated by Mr.Gabriel Sembrano, Project Manager, ADRA Philippines. He also expressed gratefulness to the LGU for its constant support to their project.
The second part of the program centered on the Cutting of the Ribbon done by Mayor Chavez, Dr. Arevalo, Dr. Millena and Dr. Armea which was witnessed by the San Jose RHU Staff, LGU Department Heads and other guests.