DOH and LGU’s signs local investment plan for health for Mimaropa

The Department of Health – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) together with the local governments of the province recently signed the Local Investment Plan for Health (LIPH) ensuring the delivery of health services and facilities at the local level after a four-day LIPH Meeting and Finalization Workshop. “We are expediting the implementation of essential health services and programs to further improve the health, safety and welfare of the 3 million residents of the region and we can ensure this in partnership with the local health leaders through the…

DOH-Mimaropa sees evacuation of Marinduque residents due to Marcopper

Should the continuing effect of the Marcopper Mining incident persisted, Department of Health – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) and Chairman of the Regional Inter-Agency Committee on Environmental Health (RIACEH) stated that the plausible option was to evacuate the residents of Marinduque for their security and interest. “We need to prepare a contingency plan to mitigate the effects of the Marcopper Mining incident and to formulate immediate and concrete solutions to provide the necessary responses to the effects of the four-decade mining incident that has affected the health,…

DOH-Mimaropa air ambulance flies more patients from far-off island municipalities in Palawan

Just after seven days after its formal launching in Puerto Princesa City, the Department of Health – Mimaropa (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) air ambulance again airlifted two emergency patients from the island municipalities of Cuyo and Balabac in Palawan on March 19 and 20, 2017 respectively. One of the patients was a 41-year-old female suffering from G6PD preeclampsia and already in labor from Manamoc Island, one of the farthest islands of the Cuyo Archipelago. At 5PM, she was flown to the Cuyo District Hospital where she arrived at…

DOH-Mimaropa air ambulance airlifts first passenger from Coron

The Department of Health – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) air ambulance airlifted its first passenger from Coron, Palawan on March 16, 2017 and was brought to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Taft Avenue, Manila. According to DOH-MIMAROPA Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo, the victim was a 5-year old female of Barangay 6, Coron, Palawan, who acquired a head injury through a motorcycle accident. “She was a victim of a hit-and-run accident and was brought to the Coron District Hospital at 6pm on March 15, 2017 for…

DOH-Mimaropa launches air ambulance to serve 24/7

The Department of Health – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) formally launched last March 15, 2017 its air ambulance to provide transport of patients from the scene of emergency to the nearest healthcare facility. “This is the most effective and quickest response in saving a patient’s life, especially those who reside in remote and hard to reach areas. Critical patients and emergency cases needing immediate care can be transported right away to the nearest health facility without difficulty”, Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated during the launching ceremony…