ONP Receives 2nd Red Orchid Award
It’s another great honor and legacy for Ospital ng Palawan (ONP) to received for the second time the Department of Health (DOH) Red Orchid Award.
ONP Chief of Hospital, Dr. Glorifino M. Juan Jr., Dr. Nena Juan, Ms Ethyl Blanco, Ms. Maribeth B. Caabay,and Director Gloria Balboa of DOH CHD4B (MIMAROPA) received the award for the Ospital ng Palawan.
DOH undersecretary David Lozada Jr. led the awarding at the Philippines Trade Training Center in Pasay City on Tuesday May 29,2012.
The criteria for the DOH Red Orchid Awards are based on the strength of comprehensive efforts to implement a 100% Tobacco-Free Environment using the Health Organization MPOWER initiative. MPOWER is an acronym that denotes the six proven tobacco control policies; namely: Monitor tobacco use and prevention policies:Protect people from tobacco smoke;Offer help to quit tobacco use;Warn against the dangers of tobacco; Enforce bans on tobacco advertising;and Raise taxes on tobacco.
ONP will intensify it’s campaign on anti-smoking to be able to get the DOH Red Orchid Hall of Fame Award next year.
Inauguration of ONP Microbiology Laboratory
The Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan in cooperation with Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and Ospital ng Palawan supported by Japan international Cooperation Agency(JICA) and Japan Science and Technology Agency(JST) held an Inauguration and blessing of the new Microbiology Laboratory at Ospital ng Palawan. The said Microbiology Lab is part of the Joint RITM-TOHOKU-ONP-JICA Research Project entitled “Comprehensive Etiological and Epidemiological Study on Acute Respiratory Infections in Children: Providing Evidence for the Prevention and Control of Childhood Pneumonia in Palawan”
The Ribbon Cutting and Blessing ceremony was held at The Laboratory Department of Ospital ng Palawan last May 3, 2012. The guests were composed of representatives from RITM, TOHOKU University, JICA, Regional and Provincial Health Offices as well as the staff of Ospital ng Palawan headed by Chief of hospital himself Dr. Glorifino M. Juan Jr.,
On the other note, the said Research Project was launched at Legend Hotel Palawan. It comprises all the distinguished guests from Regional Health office led by Dr. Ma. Teresa Castillo, OIC-HOD/RESU, CHD IV-B, Provincial Health Office represented by Dr. Louie R. Ocampo, DOH Extension Office supervised by Dr. Peter Hew Curameng, Visiting Pediatric Consultants at ONP, ONP Head Of Pathology Dr. Perla S. Palao, OIC of Palawan Adventist Hospital Ms. Lydia T. Tanaman and all the collaborating institutions for the project namely: from RITM headed by their Director Dr. Remigio Olveda with Assistant Director Dr. Socorro P. Lupisan, Dr. Hitoshi Oshitani of Tohoku University with assistant professors Dr. Raita Tamaki and Dr. Dai Yamamoto, JICA representatives Ms. Mary Bernadette P. Suarez and Mr. Takashi Uchino, and from Ospital ng Palawan spearheaded by the beloved Dr. Glorifino M. Juan Jr., from the Nursing Service Department headed by Dr. Agnes Baguyo-Palao R.N.,PhD., Ms. Elnora Gatumbato R.N. Nurse III, Ms. Nilda Talamayan R.N. Nurse II; Ms. Norma Flores Administrative Officer II; Dr. Alma Rivera Chief of Medical Professional Staff and Ms. Jennifer Rabang Chief Medical Technologist.
Ospital ng Palawan Mobile Clinic
Republic of China donated 8 Mobile Clinic to the Philippine Republic through Department of Health and luckily Ospital ng Palawan is one of the recipient of the said Mobile Clinic.
To better serve the Palaweños, ONP Mobile Clinic went on Medical and Dental Mission at least twice a month to Barangay’s of Puerto Princesa City, Province of Palawan. This is through the effort and leadership of the Ospital ng Palawan Chief of Hospital, Dr. Glorifino M. Juan Jr. He gives his full support to staff of Mobile Team – headed by Mr. Jabbar Sultan Mobile Clinic Coordinator, thus making the mobile clinic mission successful.
Medical and Dental Mission held within the barangay’s of Puerto Princesa is in coordination and cooperation with the city Government particularly the City Health Office headed by Dr. Juancho Monserate, City Health Officer. He sends doctors, dentist, nurses and midwives to assist and be the partner of mobile team during its mission. There were also private physicians and dentist who joined the mission and rendered their services for free. The Barangay Captain, Barangay Kagawad and its Barangay Health Workers and Day Care Teachers are also the partner of mobile team staff.
Mobile Clinic is a fully air-conditioned bus and equipped with ECG machine, ultrasound machine, x-ray machine, hematology analyzer, urine analyzer, blood chemistry analyzer, oxygen concentrator, ultraviolet sterile lamp, defibrillator, OB-Gyne table, computer for data encoding and portable generator.
Mobile Clinic services: FREE medical consultation, dental consultation and tooth extraction, ultrasonography, ECG tracing, Laboratory test such as CBC, urinalysis, malarial smear, Random Blood Sugar test, free medicines and x-ray, Health Teaching and Health Information dissemination, film showing of different ONP health program and DOH program, and dietary counselling.
In – counterpart, the Barangay wherein the mission was held, provides the snack and food of the mobile team and the electricity that will be needed by the mobile bus. The out – reach program starts at 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The team is composed of doctors, nurses, midwives, Dentist, Med. Tech and Lab. Aide, Radiologist, electrician, driver maintenance, pharmacist, Health Educator and Public Officer, & Dietician / Nutritionist.
Mobile Clinic have already served five Barangay’s in the city of Puerto Princesa, Its first utilization was on July 10-11, 2011 by the Palawan Medical Society, OB- GYNE Medical Mission held at ONP – Out Patient Department where they used the ultrasound for OB diagnostic examination. Second and third was in Barangay Irawan Medical and Dental Mission where it serves 438 patients, Fourth Barangay Iwahig with 200 patients, Fifth Barangay Maunlad with 162 patients, of year 2011.
The latest Mobile Clinic Mission was last January 19, 2012 at Barangay Masipag, PPC where there are 108 patients and January 26, 2012 at Barangay Bagong Sikat with 243 patients.
This activity is carried out upon the request of its Barangay Captains or Barangay Officials to the office of the Chief of Hospital.
Nevertheless clinic team is also thankful to the private doctors and medical representatives of different pharmaceutical company who donated medicines in support to the Medical and Dental Mission of the ONP Mobile Clinic.
To the leadership of Dr. Glorifino M. Juan Jr. who makes the out-reach program possible and successful. And to the different ONP Division Heads who continuously support the out- reach program for sending their personnel and to all mobile team who joined the mission to serve the fellow Palaweños.
The out- reach activity focused within the Barangay of the City proper because at present the mobile bus LTO registration is still in process and the GSIS would not accept its application for insurance until it acquired LTO registration.
Once it is registered we will be open to serve different municipalities in the Province of Palawan, in coordination and cooperation with the Provincial and Municipal Government. We will be asking for their support for the operation of the mobile clinic due to inadequacy of the ONP budget.
To Everyone More Power!