A painter cannot be a painter without his paint and brush. In order to create a canvas, he needs his materials to create beautiful pictures. Without those, a painter is just another stranger. Likewise, a Barangay Health Station (BHS) cannot be a Barangay Health Station without its facilities. Without those, it is just another building. The services which are available cannot be maximized.
Months have passed since the state of the BHS was given some attention and through the collaboration of the medical students and the barangay council, the first step to its rehabilitation has finally been taken. The barangay was able to allot some funds to start the construction.
As of the moment, the comfort room and the sink are the only structures that were made due to financial constriction; however, both parties are still actively looking for ways to accumulate enough resources to complete the rehabilitation.
In the coming months, together with the community, we will continue to slowly build it and use it to its full potential. It will house the health needs of the community and become the center of health promotion in Barangay New Barili, Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte.