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Laguna PHO truly committed to provide quality healthcare services

Laguna Provincial Health Office

September 8, 2018

 

   The Laguna Provincial Health Office (PHO), headed by Dr. Rene P. Bagamasbad, operates a multi-hospital health system and works in close partnership with the Department of Health.

   Under the multi-hospital health system, PHO supervises the nine district hospitals of the province namely, Laguna Medical Center in Sta. Cruz, Bay District Hospital in Bay, J.P. Rizal Memorial District Hospital in Calamba City, San Pedro District Hospital in San Pedro City, San Pablo City District Hospital in San Pablo City, Majayjay District Hospital in Majayjay, Luisiana District Hospital in Luisiana, Nagcarlan District Hospital in Nagcarlan, and Gen. Cailles Memorial District Hospital in Pakil.

  The PHO’s health service delivery include public health interventions like rooming-in/breastfeeding, health education and promotions, healthy lifestyle promotions, and Vitamin A supplementation.

   For the year 2017, PHO has conducted trainings on family health programs like family planning (FP) methods, maternal-basic emergency obstetric and newborn care (BEmONC), lactation management/mother-baby friendly hospitals and workplace for both government and private, oral health program, nutrition in emergency; and Triple Burden of Diseases such as training for Malaria management for doctors and microscopists, tuberculosis control, basic life support/mass casualty, and earthquake simulation drill/disaster response awareness.

    From 2017 up to June 2018, PHO conducted various advocacy/promotions including May Ngiti ang Akap Mo; Adolescent Health, Youth and Development; establishments of Teen clinics; data and quality check validation on Field Health Service Information System (FHSIS) and National Tuberculosis Program (NTP); War against Mosquitoes; Rabies summit; Blood typing “Type Kita, Type ng Bayan” conducted in 11 LGUs; Zero Open Defecation, Anti Smoking/Tobacco control Promotions; and Healthy Lifestyle Promotions, among others.

    From January to June 2018, PHO has served with its maternal & child care health programs a total of 173,539 clients for family planning; 21,544 for pre-natal care; 20,505 for postpartum care; 26,901 for child care (total infants vaccinated); 22,733 exclusively breastfeeding infants up to 6 months old; 26,869 infants (6-11 months old) and 50,633 (12-59 months old) were given Vitamin A.

    For prevention and control of infectious diseases, the office conducted monitoring and surveillance of notifiable diseases like dengue, typhoid, hepatitis and measles. A notifiable disease is any disease that is required by law to be reported to government authorities for monitoring and appropriate action.

    For malaria disease, Laguna has zero case of the disease within five years and will be soon declared as a “malaria free” province.

   For the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, nutrition & diabetes counselling, weight & BMI assessment by the provincial nutritionist/dieticians, and psychosocial counselling were also conducted in the same period.

   Advocacy promotions for a healthier lifestyle, on the other hand, include positive thinking, balanced and healthy diet, rejection of bad habits like smoking, and alcohol and drug abuse, increased physical activity, and good personal hygiene habits.

  For significant contributions to the anti-smoking campaign of the Department of Health through “The Search for the 100% Tobacco-Free Environments,” the PHO, together with the Provincial Capitol, Luisiana District Hospital, Laguna Medical Center, and the Laguna Provincial Jail, each received the Red Orchid Awards 2017 at Sierra Madre Ballroom, Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte on November 9, 2017.

“To ensure good health, one should eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life,” Dr. Rene P. Bagamasbad said. (Article by Ruby S. Ambrosio/Photos by PHO – PIO Laguna)