Surgical outreach, hospital equipment helps poor patients in Manay

SERVICE BEYOND BORDERS: Jointly initiated by the Provincial Government together with the Davao Regional Hospital (DRH) Surgical Networking Team saw more than 40 volunteer specialist surgeons and medical staff who donated their free services to the poor constituents of Manay town.

SERVICE BEYOND BORDERS: Jointly initiated by the Provincial Government together with the Davao Regional Hospital (DRH) Surgical Networking Team saw more than 40 volunteer specialist surgeons and medical staff who donated their free services to the poor constituents of Manay town.

Province of Davao Oriental—More than a hundred patients in need of surgical intervention due to different illnesses have undergone free surgery in the recent Surgical Mission held in Manay town.

This three-day outreach which was jointly initiated by the Provincial Government together with the Davao Regional Hospital (DRH) Surgical Networking Team saw more than 40 volunteer specialist surgeons and medical staff who donated their free services to the poor constituents of Manay town.

Led by Dr. Romulo Busuego, the team of doctors, nurses, and medical staff travelled to the province to give free consultation and performing surgery on the dozens of patients with hydrocele, hernia, myoma, goiter, cysts, and hemorrhoids, among others.

For rendering their services beyond borders, Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon thanked these volunteer doctors for extending their assistance to the poor constituents of Manay who have no access to much-needed surgical care and cannot afford the services of private hospitals.

“You have indeed touched the lives and gave hope to our poor constituents,” the governor told the doctors as well as the medical staff during the surgical mission launching ceremony.

Aside from the surgical assistance, the activity also became the venue for the turnover of over P900,000 pesos worth of hospital equipment, courtesy of the Department of Health, intended for Manay’s three barangays namely, Cayawan, Holy Cross and Old Macopa.

Turn over of hospital equipment to three baranagys in Manay town courtesy of the Department of Health (DOH). This equipment assistance is part of the P16.4 million hospital equipment the department had funded for the typhoon Pablo rehabilitation efforts in Davao Oriental.

Turn over of hospital equipment to three baranagys in Manay town courtesy of the Department of Health (DOH). This equipment assistance is part of the P16.4 million hospital equipment the department had funded for the typhoon Pablo rehabilitation efforts in Davao Oriental.

Dr. Busuego, who was former Assistant Secretary of the DOH Mindanao Cluster and currently DRH’s Chief of Hospital, said this equipment assistance is part of the P16.4 million hospital equipment the department had funded for the typhoon Pablo rehabilitation efforts in Davao Oriental.

Among the equipment given are autoclave steam sterilizers, sets of surgical and medical tools and supplies, among others.

“This equipment is welcome addition to all that we have there in the different barangays,” Gov. Malanyaon said as she thanked the DRH team for their benevolent acts.

Having seen the provincial government’s efforts in the upgrade of facilities of the different district hospitals around the province, DRH also committed to donate P500,000 intended for the upgrade of the Manay Provincial Hospital facility.

Gov. Cora Malanyaon receives from Dr. Romulo Busuego the certificate of acceptance of the turned over hospital equipment to Manay town.

Gov. Cora Malanyaon receives from Dr. Romulo Busuego the certificate of acceptance of the turned over hospital equipment to Manay town.

Meanwhile, making healthcare as her flagship program, Gov. Malanyaon has also initiated several milestone as far as health facility and infrastructures are concerned.  Under her leadership, she has simultaneously initiated facility upgrade, renovation and construction in all provincial hospitals.

Among these milestones is the nearing completion of the Davao Oriental Provincial Medical Center’s annex building which will house the semi-private and private rooms. In addition, a dialysis center and medical clinics for private medical practioners are also set for ground breaking.

With the Blood Bank about to completed, patients, especially dengue patients, can now be treated here without referring them to Davao City.

“With all these in place, I am confident that I will be leaving a well-functional and operational hospital in Mati as well as in other towns,” the governor said who is leaving her seat as local chief executive in 2016.  “We are able to do that because we get the support of the provincial government plus the support of DOH,” she added.

Meanwhile, hoping that all provincial hospitals in the province’s two districts will become fully operational, the provincial government has seen to it that these hospitals will comply all tedious requirements in order to at least achieve the level one accreditation of the DOH licensing and regulatory standards. PIO

 

 

 

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