BDO Foundation’s rehabilitation projects in Ilocos Sur help improve the health and well-being of thousands of residents in Cabugao, Narvacan, Sta. Maria and neighboring towns.
WHEN typhoon Ompong and the southwest monsoon swept through Luzon last year, incessant rains and strong winds disrupted the operations of health centers in the municipalities of Cabugao, Narvacan and Sta. Maria in the disaster-prone province of Ilocos Sur. Some of the strongest in recent memory, the calamities made it difficult for doctors, nurses and midwives to serve their constituents particularly in their time of need.
Rooms were flooded as water leaked inside the buildings. Walls, floors and windows were broken. Medicine cabinets, furniture and fixtures were damaged. The health centers were not in the best condition to deliver patient care as the accumulation of wear and tear brought the buildings into a state of disrepair.