Three barangay centers in the Bicol region were inaugurated recently afterbeing renovated and refurbished by SM Foundation in collaboration with Uniqlo and its parent company its parent company Fast Retailing Co. The partners upgraded the Angas Barangay Health Center in Basud, Camarines Norte, Cararayan Barangay Health Center in Naga City & the San Isidro Health Center in Baao, Camarines Sur. These Centers were likewise equipped with the necessary health apparatus, furniture, appliances, and vitamins and medicines.
Improved in the Centers were the Patients’ Waiting lounge, Reception area, Consultation Room, Pre-natal and Treatment Room, Meeting Room with Pantry, Mobile Play Cabinet for Children, Under -5 Clinic, Breastfeeding Room, and Medicine Storage Cabinets. The health centers were also provided with Emergency Go Kit+ to ensure their preparedness in times of disaster and emergency.
SMFI, through its Health and Medical Programs, upgrades public health centers in its host communities, complemented by its medical caravans across the country. To date, it has renovated more than 170 health and wellness centers and served almost 1.2 million patients during its medical missions.