As part of Hospital Week Celebration, the Ospital ng Palawan conducted “ONP Operation Balik Alindog…A Hataw Exercise” last August 12, 2014 at 3:00PM in front of the main building. Ms. Beth Caabay, Health Education and Promotion Officer (HEPO) spearheaded the activity and was participated by hospital staff from different departments. The main objective of the said event is to promote healthy lifestyle .
The partnership among international and local health organizations and agencies has become stronger. The Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH), an established specialized healthcare support agency, together with the World Health Organization, Philippine Department of Health, DOH Regional Office 4B (MIMAROPA), Provincial Government of Palawan and the City Government of Puerto Princesa collaborated in a very important project entitled “Diagnostic Enhanced Tools for Extra Cases of TB” or DetecTB. The innovative approach of the project is to use modern, reliable, and cost-effective diagnostic tools to increase Case Detection Rate and to assist in the attainment of Treatment Success Rate of Tuberculosis cases. Ospital ng Palawan is one of the recipients of the said project and the inauguration of the New Digital Radiography Facilities was conducted last June 27, 2014.
After the arrival of the respective guests and participants, the program started by the unveiling of the marker done by His Excellency Ambassador Hyuk Lee, Ambassador of Korea to the Philippines, and Dr. Wonseok Sir, Secretary-General of KOFIH. Afterwards, Honorable Lucilo R. Bayron, Mayor of Puerto Princesa, and the representative of Honorable Jose Ch. Alvarez, Governor of Palawan, initiated the ribbon cutting assited by Dr. Faith F. Alberto, Assistant Regional Director of DOH Regional Office 4B (MIMAROPA). Reverend Father Randy P. Castillo, Parish Priest of Barangay San Miguel, officiated a short prayer to begin the blessing ceremony. Subsequently, a few minute of picture taking was done.
The Inauguration of the New Digital Radiography Facilities was a success and all guests and participants proceeded to The Legend Hotel Palawan for the second part of the program. (Maria Socorro C. Tabang, RN, MAN)