Newly-renovated Molo District Health Center now open

Residents of Barangay Katilingban and its neighboring communities can now avail of medical services and wellness consultations in the newly-renovated Molo District Health Center in Iloilo.

Catering to the health and wellness needs of Molo’s 25 barangays, the Molo District Health Center is a mother center to 10 catchment health stations in the area. It serves an average of 130 patients per day.

Home to a population of 424,619 (National Statistics Office, 2010), Iloilo is known as a fast-growing destination for medical tourism and a thriving health district due to its numerous hospitals and clinics.

“The Molo District Health Center is the 94th health center under the SM Foundation’s Felicidad T. Sy Wellness Program,” SM Foundation Director for Health and Medical Programs Connie Angeles said. “It is also our 15th renovated multi-health center to date.”

Angeles added, “The renovated health center carries a newly-furnished laboratory, dental room, treatment area, consultation area, family planning room, prenatal/postnatal room, conference rooms, breastfeeding area, TB-DOTS room, and an FTS Wellness Center for Children and the Elderly.”

The health center also offers 3-in-1 PhilHealth accreditation for Tuberculosis-Directly Observed Treatment Strategy (TB-DOTS), Out-Patient Benefit Package, and Maternity Care package services.

The Molo District Health Center also initiated the implementation of the city’s healthy lifestyle program which promotes a healthy, spiritual, active, and happy lifestyle for its residents.

For 2014, SM Foundation completed a total of 13 health centers, reaching the milestone of its 100th FTS Wellness Center to date. Aside from its regular FTS Wellness Program, SM Foundation also rebuilt, renovated, and refurbished the Tacloban City Hospital in Leyte which was destroyed by the Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) in 2013.