DOH Mimaropa provides more nutritional feeding program for preschool children

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) under its “Oplan Kain Sigla Program” started another round of “Eat to Nourish Approach” feeding package targeting 520 pre-school children in the five provinces of the region. “We have identified 100+ undernourished preschool children in each province with the objective of improving their nutritional status from underweight or severely underweight to normal in a span of 90 days,” Regional Eduardo C. Janairo stated. “A full meal amounting to Php80.00/day, including AM snack, will be given for the selected preschoolers…

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DOH Mimaropa ‘Save My Smile Project’ serves 890 children patients

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) in partnership with the local government units of the region recently completed the school-based preventive oral health program known as “Save My Smile (SMS) Project” serving 890 pre-school and school children. “This project was launched to support the delivery of basic oral health care at the local government unit (LGU) level and to provide immediate solution to various dental conditions affecting the high-risk groups of children from 0 to 6 years old,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated. “Preventive…

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DOH Mimaropa pushes for more solar powered rural health stations in the region

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo today stated that 29 more Solar Home System (SHS) will be installed in all identified rural health facilities in the region requiring alternative source of energy that will supply electricity 24/7. “We will be installing these in health facilities that are located in island barangays, mountain communities and remote areas of the provinces that has limited source of electricity, those that are powered by generators and those that has no means of reliable energy…

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DOH Mimaropa completes metal-poisoning training for 45 Marinduque health workers

The Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) recently completed the three-day “Training for the Identification and Referral of Patients with Metal Poisoning (HMP) for 45 Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) from various municipalities of Marinduque from August 1-3, 2017. “With the support of our trained BHWs we can now perform immediate health risk assessment to residents in areas that are exposed and contaminated with mine tailings and provide the necessary treatment and reduce the risk of contamination and exposure from heavy metal poisoning. This is the…

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DOH-Mimaropa provides training on HMP identification management for Marinduque and Palawan

The Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) today completed the three-day “Training on Identification Management and Referral of Patients with Heavy Metal Poisoning (HMP) for Medical Doctors and Public Health Nurses” particularly from the provinces of Marinduque and Palawan held at the Sulo Riviera Hotel, Quezon City from July 25-27, 2017. “Because of the effects of mine tailings brought about by the 1996 Marcopper incident in Marinduque, the health and well-being of residents have been greatly affected especially those residing near the mining area and…

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DOH rehabilitates 90 more drug surrenderees in Mimaropa

The Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) today announced the completion of drug rehabilitation program for 90 drug surrenderees under the Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation, Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Program conducted in the province of Occidental Mindoro. Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated that the Holistic Rehabilitation Approach was used for the rehabilitation program of drug surrenderers using non-traditional but globally tested, research and evidence-based interventions which also includes provision of family planning services for surrenderees and their family. “This is also one way to…

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DOH-Mimaropa completes surgical caravan in Marinduque

The Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) in partnership with Rizal Medical Center (RMC) today completed its post-surgical activity evaluation and assessment of 91 patients who have undergone operation at the Dr. Damian Reyes Provincial Hospital in Marinduque from July 10-15, 2017. “This surgical caravan is greatly anticipated aspiration for 20 million Filipinos who are in need of various kinds of surgeries in country. Their medical needs can now be addressed immediately at no cost to our indigent patients,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated…

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DOH-Mimaropa leads groundbreaking of drug rehabilitation and treatment center in Mindoro

The Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) recently led the groundbreaking ceremony of the MIMAROPA Regional Drug Rehabilitation and Treatment Center which will be located at the Municipality of Bansud in Oriental Mindoro attended by the provincial and local government on July 8, 2017. “This 600M facility which can serve more than 500 patients will serve as the prime rehabilitation and recovery center for drug surrenderers of the five provinces of MIMAROPA. It will serve to augment the on-going community-based rehabilitation that are being facilitated…

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