DOH Mimaropa, MSC signs MOA on raw food preparation and training

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) and Marinduque State College (MSC) on October 3, 2017, signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) making the state college the Center of Raw Food Plant-based Preparation and Training in the region. “We selected MSC since it the only institution of higher education in MIMAROPA that offers courses related to food technology,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated during the MOA signing held at the Marinduque State College in Boac, Marinduque. “We have agreed to work together in partnership to…

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DOH starts rehabilitation project in Marcopper affected areas in Marinduque

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) started its post disaster program for the rehabilitation of Mine-out Areas in Marinduque through the establishment of Carbon Neutral Garden and Oxygen Park among Marcopper affected municipalities in the Province of Marinduque. “We have to act now! Because an immediate response to any disaster is vital in maximizing the number of people, property and resources that could be saved,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated during the opening of the Beema Bamboo Nursery at the Marinduque State College (MSC)…

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Marinduque trains water searchers, rescuers

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) in partnership with the Philippine Coast Guard – Batangas District completed the 10th Batch of Water Search and Rescue Training for water personnel of Marinduque on September 23, 2017 held in barangay Laylay municipality of Boac. “This time, we have included uniformed personnel, emergency staff and representatives from the local government units because they also act as maritime personnel during sea rescue in times of typhoons and hurricanes,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated. “These emergency frontliners need to…

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DOH Mimaropa announces new hotline numbers for air ambulance

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo today announced new hotlines that will serve as the permanent numbers for the air ambulance. “We are announcing the new official hotlines that will serve 24/7 where people needing medical emergency may request, inquire on how to avail of the free services of the air ambulance, especially those in remote areas,” Dr. Janairo stated. “The hotlines will be operational 24/7 and a standby staff will promptly answer calls/texts of anyone in need of an…

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DOH Mimaropa conducts disinfection to prevent outbreak of chicken pox in OMPJ

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo recently ordered the immediate disinfection and sanitation of the Oriental Mindoro Provincial Jail (OMPJ) due to the outbreak of chicken pox among inmates and prevent the increasing number of skin diseases. “The risk of infection is very high because of the over-crowded cells where inmates are being detained that is why a regular disinfection and sanitation is a must especially now that we have rising cases of chicken pox,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo…

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Residents of Cuyo Archipelago receives health packages from DOH Mimaropa

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo recently visited the three far-flung municipalities of Cuyo, Agutaya and Magsaysay in Palawan, including nearby island barangays to provide health services to residents, monitor on-going DOH projects and assess existing health facilities requiring renovation and improvement. “Health services in these areas are critical because of their remote location that is why medical services, medicines and health facilities must be equipped and improved to handle health care”, Director Janairo stated during his visit to the…

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DOH Mimaropa air ambulance resumes flight

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo today announced that the air ambulance has resumed its regular flight and has been serving emergency patients in remote and far-flung areas in Palawan since August 15, 2017. “The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has already issued the Airworthiness Certification meaning the aircraft is now in a condition allowing for safe operation. All the needed parts were replaced and the aircrafts were duly inspected and 100% fit to fly,” Dr. Janairo stated.…

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DOH Mimaropa conducts provincewide mass screening for inmates

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) launched a two-week provincewide mass screening for inmates from August 22 to August 31, 2017 in various jails and prisons in Oriental Mindoro and Romblon. “We would like to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, especially in confinements where there are communal areas such as mess hall, kitchen, comfort rooms, shower areas and living quarters, such as prison cells. People in these facilities are exposed daily to potentially harmful organisms,” Director Eduardo C. Janairo explained. “Also, there is the…

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