- Published: 16 March 2015
Bataan General Hospital in cooperation with Bataan Multi-Sectoral Governance Coalition (MSGC) has successfully launched its Women and Child Protection Unit (WCPU) that will serve those women and children who experienced any form of abuse. The said launching program with a theme "Itigil ang Pang-aabuso: Proteksyon at Kaligtasan ng mga Kababaihan at Bata" was started with a motorcade along Balanga City and followed by the program proper held at BGH conference room last March 12, 2015 which is in the observance also of International Women's Month. The Medical Center Chief, Dr. Glory V. Baltazar expressed her warmest welcome to the participants for spending their precious time with BGH in the launching of WCPU wherein she emphasized that BGH has accepted the challenge of having its own WCPU as mandated in the latest Administrative Order No 2013-0011 otherwise known as the Revised Policy on the Establishment of Women and their Children Protection Units in all Government Hospitals. Likewise, Dr. Baltazar mentioned the importance of the role played by women in the society wherein she reiterated the multitasking abilities of woman like during conception, giving birth and being a mother to her children. Additionally, she talked that children, being a vulnerable member of society, should be protected from any form of abuse and exploitation and to do so; it needs the full participation of everyone especially in the government sector.