DOH-Mimaropa bestows Red Orchid and Best Barangay Sanitation Practices to hospitals and LGU’s

The Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) yesterday presented the awardees of the 2016 Regional Red Orchid Award and the regional entries for the National Search for Barangay with Best Sanitation Practices (NSBBSP) for 2015-2016 held at the Luxent Hotel in Timog Avenue, Quezon City. The recipients of Red Orchid Awards were the municipalities of Alcantara and San Agustin both from the province of Romblon. Winners from the Palawan includes the PhilHealth Provincial Office, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Culion Sanitarium and General…

11 DOH-Mimaropa scholars, completes MedTech program

Eleven out of the twelve Medical Technologist Scholars of the Department of Health – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) have successfully completed the Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology (BS Med Tech) under the “Second Course Medical Technology Scholarship Program 2014-2017” of the region. “The objective of the program is to resolve the shortage of health human resource among government hospitals in the provinces of MIMAROPA and immediately fill-up the needed manpower,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated. “Med techs are vital in the operation of a health facility…

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…