COTABATO CITY - The planning division chief Anisa A. Matuan discussed the Benchmarking of the hospitals in BARMM at the 2nd Management Conference on July 19-21, 2023, at the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center.
“We aimed kasi lahat ng ating hospitals ay for upgrading. Recently may pitong ospital na tayong approved na sa BTA,” Matuan said.
“One of the goals din is to have an Oxygen Generating plant lalo na at Na-experience natin noong COVID-19 na nagkaroon tayo ng shortage ng Oxygen,” Matuan added.
The said program will help the Ministry of Health identify and mend the shortages in the hospitals and improve the quality of their services.
COTABATO CITY - The Ministry of Health in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOH-BARMM) conducted a Hands Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR Drill on July 17, 2023.The activity aims to equip individuals like the MOH staff, knowledge on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Dimapanat said the activity is part of the yearly simultaneous Nationwide CPR Training pioneered by the PHA and adopted by the Department of Health (DOH).
According to datas, the goal of the DOH is to make 20 million of the 106 million Filipinos CPR-Ready by 2025.
The DRRM-H collaborated with the Department of Health, Philippine Red Cross, American Heart Association and Health Emergency Management Bureau.
“This may only span for a half day so I am hoping that you will all maximize the learnings you will receive. Even with that short amount of time, the information you will get is important and could save lives.” Dimapanat added.
The Hand Only CPR Drill were joined by the staff from the different units of the Ministry of Health.
COTABATO CITY – In celebration of World Blood Donor Day, the Philippine Red Cross-Basilan Chapter in collaboration with the Lamitan City Health Office managed to collect bags of blood from donors through bloodletting activity on Saturday.
"The activity aims to collect blood and help those who are in need thru distributing the collected blood to the different hospitals in Basilan Province.," officials, told reporters during the conduct of the activity.
Donors are from Tau Gamma Phi Fraternity Members, Zeta Phi Omega Fraternity Members, and Youth and Women Sectors of Brgy. Colonia, CHO Staff, and 18th Infantry Battalion.
Officials further said, "We also advocate Blood Donation, "to give Sadaqah (charity) and save people's lives by giving blood voluntarily. Thus, donating blood can also help reduce the risk of heart and liver diseases,"
Said officials extended their heartfelt thanks to the Lamitan City Mayor Hon. Roderick Furigay, Vice Mayor Hon. Hegem Furigay, Dr. Afreen Amerin, Dr. Ibrahim Hassan, Brgy. Chairperson, Hon. Fregildo Bajala, and to the 18th Infantry Battalion- Campo Uno, Lamitan City Social Welfare and Development Office, headed by Ms. Pelita for supporting the said activity.
The said activity is attended by Dr. Mika Puri, Health Education, and Promotion Officer, Mr. John Ross Esturco and the Team, Medical Technologists, Ms. Criselita Sojor, Ms. Charm Sem, Ms. Mariam Louise Nisal Zacarias
The Barangay Local Government Unit Council of Brgy. Colonia was also present in support of the Blood Letting Activity and hosting the said event.
The Ministry of Health in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao conducted a turnover ceremony and signing of a memorandum of understanding for Tulong Medical Assistance, Land Ambulance, and Patient Transport Vehicles at Surya Hall, Cotabato City today.
11 hospitals from different BARMM areas benefited from the Members of the Parliament’s (MP) Transitional Development Impact Fund 2022 amounting to P127M.
These hospitals are the Cotabato Regional Medical Center, Amai Pakpak Medical Center, Datu Blah T. Sinsuat District Hospital, Wao District Hospital, Salaam Hospital, Dr. Abdullah Hospital Foundation Inc, Basilan General Hospital, Lamitan District Hospital, Iranun District Hospital, Zamboanga City Medical Center.
Minister Dr. Rizaldy Piang thanked the Members of the Parliament for the interventions.
"I cannot overemphasize the importance of ambulances. While promoting public health, we are also much concerned with curative and rehabilitative aspects. And our patients deserve more service from us, especially in transferring from one facility to the other," Piang said.
Chief of Legal Division Atty. Jeihan Jein M. Gulo mentioned that medical assistance aims to increase providing a great health care service and promote equal access to health care not just for the rich but also for the poor people.
Director II for Health Operations Dr. Tato M. Usman emphasized that the ones who are tasked to look for a cure are the people working in health.
“With this program, the people are given a chance to be cured especially those who can’t afford it,” Usman added.
Deputy Minister Dr. Zul Qarneyn M. Abas thanked the MPs for providing medical assistance to the said hospitals.
“I hope that you’ll continue to help the Ministry of Health. Let’s support life.” Abas said.
Planning Office V Anisa A. Matuan, MPA presented the different projects and programs under the Transitional Development Impact Fund.
One of the beneficiaries, Cotabato Regional Medical Center, which received a total of P5.2M, Medical Center Chief II Dr. Ishmael R. Dimaren thank the Ministry of Health for the support they give for providing great health care services to the public.
Attendees were MP Aida Silongan, MP Musa S.K. Diamla, MP Basit S. Abbas, MP Mudjib C. Abu, MP Susana S. Anayatin, MP Bai Maleiha Candao, MP Hadji Abdulazis M. Esmael, MP Abdullah B. Hashim, MP Malik A. Mantawil, MP Mujahid A. Abdulmuhmin, MP Suwaib L. Oranon, MP Diamila, D. Ramos, MP Ali B. Solaiman.