CATARMAN,Northern Samar– The Department of Public Works and Highways Northern Samar 1st District Engineering Office recently turned over the newly completed 2-storey Rural Health Unit Facility to the Local Government of Catarman Northern Samar on December 13, 2022.

District Engineer Mario D. Villena turned-over the facility to Municipal Health Officer Dra. Myrna C. Trongcoso. The ceremonial turn-over was also attended by the Municipal Administrator Renato Esidera, Municipal Engineer Carlito Danque, Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator (MPDC) Engr. Norman Camposano and Municipal Health Office personnel.

DE Villena disclosed that P14.8 million was earmarked by Department of Health (DOH) for the construction of the said health facility.

“The construction of this facility is part of DPWH commitment to build necessary infrastructure to improve the precision of health care services in Catarman,” said District Engineer Mario D. Villena.

The Rural Health Unit building with a total area of 460.17 square meter includes provisions of 24-hour birthing facility and a function hall sufficiently ventilated for patient consultation and other basic health services.

MHO Trongcoso expressed her excitement that they can now occupy to a bigger and sturdier building.

This newly built facility will augment efficient and upgraded health services in the municipality with 55 barangays catering more than 100,000 population.