MIAGAO, Iloilo – Mayor Richard Garin told all punong barangays to hire additional Barangay Health Workers (BHW) and Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) proportionate to the number of households in their barangays.
This was expressed by Mayor Garin during the gathering of all BHWs and BNS at their Appreciation Meeting with World Health Organization relative to its Healthy Hearts Projects.
The BHWs and BNS are the front liners that dispense basic health services in the barangay level.
With the hiring of additional BHWs and BNS, Mayor Garin said that Miagao will be able to in place an ideal ratio of one midwife to every 40 houses.