DOH-Mimaropa records 100 HIV positive cases in Palawan

Department of Health – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo today revealed that there are about 100 HIV cases identified in Palawan since the establishment of the Ospital ng Palawan (ONP) – Red Top Center from May 11, 2015 up to the present. Fifty percent of the cases were from 25-40 years old; forty percent were from 15-24 years old; and 10 percent were 41 years old and above. “These patients are all enrolled and already undergoing treatment and management at the center. The rise…

50 health facilities implements iClinicSys in Mimaropa

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) today announced that 50 (62.5%) health care facilities including rural and municipal health units in the region are now implementing iClinicSys, a systematic way to manage patient records and generates standardized reporting requirements both at the local and national level. “These health facilities are now compliant and implementing the system in their respective areas for the purpose of enlisting, profiling and submitting electronic medical record or EMR to PhilhHealth. Our target is to have all personnel of the remaining…

DOH-Mimaropa conducts TB Testing among malnourished children

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) today revealed that 13 children out of 300 were tested positive with tuberculosis (TB) during the tuberculin skin testing conducted in selected municipalities of MIMAROPA Region namely Marinduque, Romblon and Oriental Mindoro during the 2016 Lung Month Celebration. “We have targeted children who were recipients of the “Oplan Kain Sigla” feeding program of the region to find out what other health reasons have contributed to their malnourishment”, Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated. “The regional office has already provided…

DOH-Mimaropa bestows cash rewards to Regional BHW Federations

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) yesterday awarded cash prices to best performing Barangay Health Workers Federation during the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation for Equity and Effectiveness (ME3) Summit and Recognition Rites for High Performing Local Health Implementer and Local Barangay Health Worker (BHW) Federation based on Local Government (LGU) Scorecard for Health 2015 Performance held at the Century Park Hotel, Manila. “These recognitions are given to LGUs who have achieved the highest scores in the LGU health critical indicators such as fully immunized children,…

DOH-Mimaropa continues Wasar Training for water personnel in Palawan

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) in partnership with the Philippine Coast Guard – Palawan District has conducted the 8th batch of WASAR training with 43 successfully trained water attendants of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan who completed the five-day Water Search and Rescue (WASAR) Training held in various locations in the city from April 24-28, 2017. The participants included swimmers, surfers and divers. There were 39 males and 3 females and all residents of Puerto Princesa City. Most attendees were from Barangay Bancungan, where Nagtabon…