Ivatan Key Official
Abroad Taps Donors
(By PIA, Batanes)
Honorable Teresita Barsana, widow of Aris Barsana, was very instrumental
in negotiating for donating to upgrade Health Delivery Services in Batanes.
A van of donations from Holland was turned over by Cong. Florencio Abad
to the Batanes General Hospital Chief Dr. Epifanio Pagalilauan, to Pedro
Castillo, Provincial Health Officer and Dr. Roel Nicolas Chief of the
Itbayat Emergency Hospital by Cong. Florencio Abad on September 22, 2000.
These are donations of wheel chairs, hospital beds, etc. negotiated by
an Ivatan, a consul based in Holand, from retired Dutch citizens.
When Hon.T. Barsana, came to Batanes and had the chance of visiting the
Batanes Hospital she saw what facilities are needed by our hospital. Another
van is yet to come and accordingly there will be third batch. Health services
shall be upgraded through these facilities. Thus staff and patients experience
a common degree of satisfaction.
Ivatans thanks Consul General Teresita Barsana who is based in Holland.