The ‘Ospital ng Barangay,’ a program of Samar Governor Sharee Ann Tan has benefited over 34,000 poor residents of far-flung barangays in the province since its implementation last November, 2023. (SAMAR INFORMATION OFFICE)

TACLOBAN CITY– The provincial government of Samar has announced that about 34,987 poor people have benefited the medical programs being offered under its ‘Ospital sa Barangay’ since its inception in November last year.

And this kind of program will continue to ensure that people living in remote villages, the main target of the program, will have a good and healthy life, Governor Sharee Ann Tan said in a statement.

“Upon visiting our communities, especially in the remote areas, I have seen and heard how our constituents faced challenges in accessing medical services, despite it being free. That is why we have strategized this program where our medical experts provide the much needed health care of our fellow Samarnons,” she said.

“Just like everybody else, it is my dream that every Samarnon is in good health and better living conditions through the services provided by the provincial government,” the governor added.

Through OSB, medical teams visit barangays, where it does not only brings the regular health care services of a medical mission but also brings services normally seen at the hospitals or clinics like laboratory tests, ultrasound, and X-ray.

The provincial government also partnered with One Life, whereby a digital healthcare system was created, thus, making diagnostics and health data available.

Through this, the province can get a glimpse of the general health status of Samarnons, thereby providing an avenue to come up with programs that would best cater to the needs of the people.