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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DOH Mimaropa conducts strict food safety training for sanitary inspectors

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) completed a three-day strict Food Inspector Training (FIT) Program for 40 Sanitary Inspectors (SI) of various municipalities from the five provinces of the region which was held from August 15-17, 2017 at the Luxent Hotel in Timog, Quezon City. The “Basic Food Safety for Food Handlers” and “Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Principles and Practice for Catering” is the first part of a 2 set of the FIT program, the 2nd part is a 3-day “Food Safety Compliance…

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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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