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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…