After being postponed for two years due to the pandemic, one of the most prestigious awards conducted by the Department of Health Bicol Center for Health Development has returned.
The department spearheaded the 11th Serbisyong Salud Bikolnon (SSB) Awards and Araw ng Pasasalamat on January 13 at the Marison Hotel, Legazpi City.
The annual event gathere all local health implementers to recognize and appreciate their exemplary practices towards the nation’s realization of the Universal Health Care.
Present in the event were Governor Edcel Grex Lagman of Albay, Governor Ricarte R. Padilla of Camarines Norte, Governor Joseph C. Cua of Catanduanes, Mayors from municipalities/cities in Bicol, representatives from Local Government Units (LGUs), Regional Directors from National Government Agencies (NGAs) and their representatives, Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs), media, and other health partners.
The highest award given is the “Green Achiever Award Provincial Level” which was awarded to the Provincial Government of Albay.
Municipalities of Bulan and Barcelona, Sorsogon, Dimasalang, Masbate, and Malinao, Albay, and the cities of Ligao and Legazpi, Albay were also given the green achievers award.
These awardees from the different LGUs were recognized for their performance in the implementation of health sector reforms and the various health programs and activities.
Meanwhile, the program and special awards were awarded to the various LGUs, health facilities, media partners, and other stakeholders for each of their specific health program accomplishments.