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Saturday, July 23, 2022

LOOK: Bontoc General Hospital receives brand new CT Scan machines from DOH

Photo Courtesy || MP-PIO

Cordillera - The brand new CT scan of Bontoc General Hospital (BoGH) will start operating as soon as its License to Operate will be issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to the update published by the Provincial Government of Mt. Province.

The CT scan was delivered to BoGH on May 2022 as part of the various assistance from the DOH like the previously delivered mobile x-ray machine and incubator.  

Provincial Health Officer II Annie Claire B. Pekas said there's an ongoing in-house training for the two radiologic technologists, three nurses, three radiologists and three electricians who will be manning the said machine.

Dr. Pekas said that the BoGH is conducting dry run for actual patients as part of the test procedures. 

"10 of our patients have already undergone the procedure and it was during this test period that we saw some things which we still need to address. With the strong support of our Provincial Government officials,  we hope to address our lack of human resources for a well-manned CT Scan unit. We will in time, God-willing," Dr. Pekas said.

"We also beg for everyone's understanding as there will be certain adjustments and hitches along the way with this new and additional health service that we are offering. Anyhow, we will try our best to address issues or concerns as we journey towards an  enhanced healthcare facility," she added.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Bontoc General Hospital (BoGH) now operates 14 dialysis machines for kidney patients

Photo Courtesy || PNA
Cordillera - Bontoc General Hospital (BoGH) has conducted the blessing of a newly constructed rooms and 14 dialysis machines on March 11, 2019. 

Of the fourteen units of these dialysis machines, the 10 units were acquired from the Department of Health (DOH) upon the request of BoGH Chief Doctor Rafael Tannao Kanongkong and Governor Bonifacio Lacwasan. 

With the addition of dialysis machine, BoGH can now accomodate 30 - 40 patients who are undergoing kidney dialysis sessions.

The establishment of dialysis center at the BoGH has spared kidney patients in the province of the physical rigors and the financially draining travels to Luis Hora Memorial Regional Hospital in Abatan, Bauko or to Baguio city for their needed dialysis session. 

Meanwhile, hundreds of Indigenous Peoples (IP) in town has received free medical, dental and wellness services by a group composed of women in line with the celebration of National Women's Month. 

The outreach was held in the municipality of Paracelis which lasted until evening, with some of the patients coming from far-flung villages to avail of free health services and supplies. 

Free services includes medical check-up, dental services, blood sugar screening, and wellness. Medicines were also  given free. 

The group called Happy Hearts is composed of high school batch mates from St. Louis Girls High School in Baguio City. 

The group has been doing this kind of medical outreach to far-flung villages for almost 10 years now according to Happy Hearts resident dentist Rowena Aquino Pascual via PNA. 

She said that those activities were done in partnership with other Baguio-based groups and organizations, and even individuals who give their services for free. The event was also supported by The Generics Pharmacy of JG Summit Holdings.


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Bontoc General hospital receives first-class, state-of-the-art CT SCAN from St. Luke's Medical Center

Photo Courtesy || Mountain Province PIO
Cordillera - Medical services to the people of Mountain Province is expected to be enhanced with the turnover of a CT (computed tomography) Scan machine to Bontoc General Hospital (BoGH) from St. Luke's Medical Center last February 28, 2019 according to Mountain Province PIO

Rt. Rev. Brent Harry W. Alawas said that Bontoc General Hospital is a lucky recipient of this first-class, state-of-the-art CT scan given by St Luke's Medical Center.

"There was quite a number of big hospitals that were competing for the CT Scan machine, which is not only an ordinary CT Scan but is considered first-class, state-or-the-art and which worth is close to a hundred million pesos," Bishop Alawas said. 

Ms. Emarfil Marie Q. Whale, the outreach program manager of St. Luke's Medical Center said that Bontoc General Hospital met all the criteria; thus, being the ultimate recipient of the CT Scan machine. She also thanked the office of the province's representative for readily providing transport for the machine. 

READ ALSO:  Luis Hora Hospital in Bauko, Mt. Province first Kidney Dialysis Center now Operational

"The process in bringing the machine to Bontoc seemed like a daunting task, but it had to be done because this will be of great assistance to the people of Mountain Province. It shall save time of travel, money and it will ensure that clients will be receiving better health services that Bontoc General Hospital can and will provide. Thank you Atty. Cyphine Maxcel Dalog for your assistance," she said during the turnover ceremony. 

"Through everyone's selflessness, a task which I thought was impossible due to the winding mountain paths was done and is now here for everyone to use. Today we are all witnesses to the improvements of the hospital and its increase in better health facilities not only for the people of Mountain Province but also for various provinces who may seek the services of the BoGH," she added.

Read Also: Survey says Igorots are among the 'healthiest' Pinoys in the country

source || Mountain Province PIO FB page.


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