A P586, 000 birthing home building was recently turned over to the community of Barangay Ocayan under the community development programs of Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation and Coral Bay Nickel Corporation.
The building, which was formally turned over last August 24, is the first ever birthing home project built in Ocayan and is also a development assistance to help the barangay to comply with requirement of the Department of Health (DOH)
“Noong Barangay Health Worker (BHW) convention nitong October 2015, natalakay ang mga bagay patungkol sa usaping panganganak. Ipinagbawal na ang panganganak sa bahay dahil maaaring magkaroon ng mga infection,” said Shirlyn Molino, a barangay health worker.
Jenny Dela Vega, RTNMC community development assistant assigned in Barangay Ocayan said that the infrastructure support program of the two companies is a manifestation of its commitment to participate in caring for the welfare of the community.
“Itong mga imprastrakturang ito ay magsisilbing pamana ng kompanya sa mga kabataang magtataguyod ng isang komunidad sa mga susunod na panahon. Ito rin ay aming pagsuporta sa mga programang pangkalusugan ng ating gobyerno”, said Dela Vega
Geraldine Buludan, a local resident, underscored the importance of the birthing home and acknowledged the mining companies for their support.
“Malaking bagay itong birthing home sa akin bilang isang ina, dahil kapag may mga mga emergency cases ng panganganak, ay hindi na kailangang dalhin pa sa malayong bahay anakan. May mga kaso na nangyari na namatay ang nanay o ang anak dahil sa kalayuan ng bahay anakan.” said Buludan
“Nagpapasalamat talaga ako sa RTNMC at CBNC sa patuloy na suportang ibinibigay nila sa aming barangay”, added Buludan
RTNMC and CBNC, through its community programs, has also built a Barangay Hall, Day Care Center, school canteen, school building and school fence for Ocayan.
Bgy. Ocayan is one of the 22 Barangays of Bataraza that is supported by RTNMC and CBNC.
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