THE government, through the Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (TF-Elcac) has inaugurated a mini hospital in a former New People’s Army (NPA)-influenced village in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte.

The mini hospital, which held its soft opening last week, is located in Titik village, Sindangan.

Sindangan Mayor Rosendo Labadlabad, head of the Municipal Task Force-Elcac; Zamboanga del Norte Second District Representative Glona Labadlabad; Lieutenant Colonel Filven Noche, 44th Infantry Battalion (IB) commander; and Police Lieutenant Colonel Mario Manipon, Sindangan police chief, inaugurated the Titik Mini Hospital.

The 44IB said in a statement that the Titik Min Hospital, which is now finally operational, is manned by a physician, two midwives and one nurse.

At the same time, the four officials also held a groundbreaking ceremony signaling the start of a road project in Titik village.

Recently, Titik village received a completed road project that extends from Purok 1 to Sitio Mati.

Titik Village Chairperson Teresita Silang expressed her utmost gratitude for long-sought healthcare and infrastructure developmental projects needed by her constituents.

The Titik village, which was previously an NPA-infested area, was recently cleared and is a beneficiary of the Barangay Development Program (BDP) for calendar year 2022.

The BDP is a flagship project of the National TF-Elcac, which is a whole-of-nation approach in defeating the NPA and obtaining sustainable and inclusive peace throughout the country.

Noche said they will sustain the support to the Zamboanga del Norte second congressional district and Municipal TF-Elcac programs to uplift the living condition and quality of life of previously NPA-infested villages amid the health pandemic. (SunStar Zamboanga)

Source: SunStar (https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1922812/zamboanga/local-news/hospital-inaugurated-in-ex-npa-influenced-village)