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Mental health care workers to be made available under ELCCAP

The hiring of mental health care workers in each barangay is one of the aspects of the Programs, Projects, Activities (PPAs) & Policy Support under the social sector of the Enhanced Local Climate Change Action Plan (ELCCAP) 2022-2031.

The 20th City Council during its special session presided over by City Vice Mayor Bebot Rodriguez, adopted Resolution No. 14614-2023 approving the ELCCAP as submitted by City Mayor Rolando A. Uy.

Under the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund Investment Plan (LDRRMFIP) of ELCCAP, the employment of one mental health care worker per Barangay Health Center is proposed, with a budget of P2.1 billion. According to Mayor Uy, the ELCCAP also outlines specific actions and strategies that the city can take to reduce its carbon footprint and transition to a more sustainable, resilient, and low-carbon future.

It aims to reduce the vulnerability of the community on the adverse impacts of climate change and to promote sustainable development through the implementation of adaptation and mitigation programs and projects. Programs also include procurement and preposition of medicines and medical supplies; procurement of mobile clinic, mobile laboratory, mobile delivery room and mobile pharmacy, and other essential mobile services; and deployment of additional healthcare workers in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO).

Other priority projects also include retrofitting healthcare facilities in compliance with Green Building Code; relocation of flood-prone healthcare facilities; training and refresher course of healthcare workers in first aid course and mental health; training, formulation, and orientation of healthcare personnel and barangay personnel to Disaster Risk Reduction Management-Health (DRRM-H); and provision of physical health assessment and medical consultation through PhilHealth Konsulta Package.


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