Caloocan LGU receives mobile lab from First Lady Liza Marcos

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The Caloocan City local government received a mobile laboratory bus from First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos on Monday, July 8, to enhance healthcare accessibility for its residents.

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(Photo from Caloocan City Government/Manila Bulletin)
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(Photo from Caloocan City Government/Manila Bulletin)

According to the city’s public information office, the laboratory bus features an examination room and a laboratory area for conducting  various tests such as electrocardiograms, x-rays, blood chemistry, and urinalysis.

City Mayor Dale Gonzalo “Along” Malapitan expressed his gratitude to the First Lady for her commitment to improve the healthcare services in the city.

"Isang taos-pusong pasasalamat sa pagmamahal ni First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos sa mga Batang Kankaloo! Isa po sa mga ipinangako ng Unang Ginang ay ang kanyang pagsuporta sa aking mga plano na ayusin ang ating healthcare system, at ito na nga po ang kanyang handog na mobile laboratory bus (A heartfelt thank you to First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos for her love for the youth of Kankaloo! One of the promises of the First Lady is her support for my plans to improve our healthcare system, and here is her gift: a mobile laboratory bus)," he said.

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(Photo from Caloocan City Government/Manila Bulletin)
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(Photo from Caloocan City Government/Manila Bulletin)

Malapitan also thanked those who helped make the donation possible.

"Nagpapasalamat din po tayo sa Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), at sa Newport World Resorts sa pakikipagtulungan sa ating First Lady na maipagkaloob sa Lungsod ng Caloocan ang bagong mobile laboratory bus na siguradong mapapakinabangan ng ating mga kababayan (We also extend our gratitude to PAGCOR and Newport World Resorts for their collaboration with our First Lady in providing the City of Caloocan with the new mobile laboratory bus which will surely benefit our fellow citizens)," Malapitan said.

He emphasized his plan to integrate the new mobile laboratory together with the existing healthcare facilities and services to improve the delivery of health care services to Callocan City residents.

"Tuloy-tuloy din po ang mga programa natin para sa kalusugan ng ating mga nasasakupan, at tinitiyak ko po sa inyo na mas palalawakin pa natin ang sakop ng mga libreng serbisyo-medikal upang mas maging panatag ang pamumuhay ng lahat ng mga Batang Kankaloo (We will continue our programs for the health of our residents, and I assure you that we will expand the coverage of free medical services to ensure the wellbeing of all the Kankaloo)," the mayor said.