It was Governor General Leonard Wood’s personal devotion to the cause of Leprosy patients that intensified the campaign to control the disease thru the creation of colonies and treatment stations. On September 19, 1929 by virtue of Act 1711 of the Philippine Commission, the facility was established initially as Bicol Treatment Station located at Reagan Barracks, Legazpi City with 40 patients and three staff headed by Dr. Mariano Carreon.
During the Japanese occupation in 1946, it was moved to Rawis, Legazpi City and was named Bicol Leprosarium. It was transferred to San Pedro, Cabusao, Camarines Sur, the present site and renamed Bicol Sanitarium on April 19, 1949.
Bicol Sanitarium celebrates its foundation anniversary with the theme: “Bicol Sanitarium, 87th year of touching lives through quality healthcare services.” Lives of many people not just persons affected with leprosy, not just the Municipality of Cabusao but also the general healthcare services and the other municipalities that seek quality healthcare services.
END RABIES TOGETHER! For almost 9 years this is what we want, this is what we aim. The 2011 statistics projects that Camarines Sur is the leading province that is infected by rabies virus. More of them are dog bites that causes death among victims.