GSIS allots P4.9-B loan for 12 areas hit by ‘Nina’ including Marinduque

The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) allotted P4.9 billion in calamity loan for its active members and old-age pensioners affected by Typhoon Nina in the provinces of Albay, Batangas, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Marinduque, Quezon and six areas in Oriental Mindoro. A total of 7,952 active members and 820 old-age pensioners in Calapan City and the towns of Naujan, Baco, San Teodoro, Pola and Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro may avail of the loan until February 17. The 73,798 active members working or residing as well as the 12,305 old-age pensioners…

Tsekap program provides free medical service to five dialysis patients in Mimaropa

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) has been providing free dialysis treatment under the DOH-TSEKAP (Tamang Serbisyo sa Kalusugan ng Pamilya) program for five patients in Oriental Mindoro. The patients receiving free medicines and hemodialysis treatment twice a week were from the municipalities of Naujan, Puerto Galera and Bongabong. According to Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo, the TSEKAP program in MIMAROPA has already served 273,911 (32.9%) individuals out of 831,452 individuals and visited/assessed 91,649 (49.79%) households out of the targeted 184,080 households listed under the…

DOH-Mimaropa inaugurates new Romblon District Hospital

Department of Health – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) together with local government officials of the Province of Romblon today led the inauguration and blessing of the Romblon District Hospital located in Romblon, Romblon. The district hospital was upgraded and modernized under the DOH-Health Facilities and Enhancement Program with a total allotment amounting to P38,567,224.80 million pesos in 2015 for the construction of a new three-story building. The new facility will include an emergency room and intensive care unit, patient’s wards, surgery and obstetrics, out-patient department, X-ray, CT scan,…

DOH Mimaropa, educates drug surrenderees to manage their own addiction

The Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) together with the National Center for Mental Health officials conducted a two-day “Drug Abuse Treatment Seminar Workshop for drug surrenderees and their families on November 30-December 1, 2016 in Odiongan, Romblon. “This is a pilot program of the health department designed to enable a drug surrenderee and his/her family to handle the craving for drug and prevent relapse,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo explained during the two-day workshop held in Odiongan, Romblon. “It is a stop gap measure…

DOH conducts immediate ‘Blood Smear Testing’ in Palawan

The Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) today together with the Palawan Provincial Health Office and the local health officials of Brooke’s Point, Palawan conducted its anti-malaria activities among indigenous communities at Sitio Cabangaan, Barangay Imulnod, Brooke’s Point, Palawan due to the recent increase of malaria cases in the municipality as it celebrates Malaria Awareness Day on November 29, 2016. “Malaria must be diagnosed and treated promptly to keep the illness from progressing and prevent further spread of infection in the community. The regional office…