DSWD shares status of its health centers; high number of clients vs severely low number of medical personnel highlighted

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo today shared with the public reports regarding the department's efforts to maintain centers that provide for the needs of poor and highly vulnerable Filipinos.

The DSWD's Protective Service Bureau is mandated to supervise, monitor, and provide technical assistance in the operations and implementation of programs/projects particularly for disadvantaged children, youth, women, persons with disabilities, and older persons; and to develop and implement program/project operations reviews.

One of the three divisions of the PSB that handles these programs and services is the Center and Residential Care Program Division (CRCPD).

The ultimate goal of the residential care services is to address the immediate and pressing concerns of all residents through the provision of alternative family care arrangements with the end view of reuniting them with their families and communities as socially-functioning individuals.

The DSWD is the largest provider of residential care services to the disadvantaged and vulnerable sectors of society, managing 64 residential care facilities across the regions, including seven (7) non-residential care facilities. That's a total of 71 centers/facilities.

The following are the 17 residential care facilities monitored by the CRCPD headed by the OIC Division chief Ms. Anely Burgo. The Division is in charge of overseeing the operations of the centers by sector and by facility with the Field Offices to recommend measures and structure, and to ensure efficient and effective provision of services.

Source: Philippine Information Agency