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Birthing clinic for hinterland Leyte villages

Tacloban City – A birthing clinic now serves the hinterland barangays in the municipality of Burauen, about 60 kilometers southwest of this city.

Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla said the birthing clinic, located in Barangay Calao, was built at the cost of P3,174,333 and has modern equipment for birthing mothers.

Burauen, Leyte Map(Photo courtesy of Google Map)

Burauen, Leyte Map(Photo courtesy of Google Map)

Petilla said  aside from Calao, the clinic also serves the nearby barangays of Patag, Rojas, Villa Aurora, and Tagadtaran all in Burauen.

A medical practitioner from Burauen who refused to be identified, said in an interview the main problem of pregnant women in the area was the absence of the birthing clinic. Their infants are delivered mostly at home with the help of hilots which sometimes result in the deaths of the infant or the mother, he added.