PIA Press Release
DOH 6 bestows recognition on health program partners
by T. Villavert
Iloilo City (6 December) -- Over 100 government, Non-government and private organizations and media institutions in Western Visayas have been given citations and awards for their support and commitment to the government's health programs and projects.
"This is our way of showing our gratitude to these stakeholders who through the years had been supporting us in our different efforts, advocacies and delivering services to the people," Director Ariel I. Valencia of the Department of Health, Region 6 said in a PIA interview.
As to the Local Government Executives, Director Valencia said that the devolution of health services and facilities has allowed the Local Government executives and personnel display resourcesfulness and originality in management of the health care system in their respective communities.
The DOH has given citations to the following health programs: Healthy Places; ZOutstatnding Barangay Health Workers; Tope Performers of the Rabies control program; Red Orchid; Renal Disease Control Program; Barangay with Best Sanitation Practices; Disaster Risk Management; Most Functional, and Most Improved Provincial Provincial Epidemiology Surveillance Units and Tri-Media and Private partners.
For Healthy Places, the following were cited: Healthy Eating Place- Aboy's Restauirant, Bacolod City; Health Workplace- Philippine Foremost Milling Corp; Highly Urbanized Provincial Category- Healthy Workplace (Hall of Fame Awardee)- Coca-Cola Bottlers Inc., Kanlaon Plant, Bago City Nedros occ.; Healthy Eating Place (Hall of Fame Awardee)- Terrace Garden Restaurant, Cadiz City, Negros Occ.; Healthy Bus Station- SagayCity Bus Station; Healthy Hospital- Teresita nLopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital, Silay City, Negors Occ.
Outstanding Barangay Health Worker is Letty Arguelles of Aklan, followed by Rebecca Taton of Guiumaras and Salvacion Silva of Iloilo;
Top Performers of the Rabies Control Program: Top seven component cities- La Carlota City, Talisay City Himamaylan City, Cadiz City and Himamaylan in Negros Occ. And Roxas City in Capiz; Top 3 provinces- Capiz, Iloilo and Negros Occ; Best Performing Municipalities in Dog Vaccination are: Libertad, Antique; Pres. Roxas and Tapaz in Capiz; Nueva Valencia, Guimaras, for Iloilo-Cabatuan, Dumangas, San Joaquin, Dingle; and for Negros Occ-Don Salvador Benedicto and Calatrava; Special Awards to Highly Urbanized Cities of Iloilo and Bacolod;
Red Orchid or smoke free facilities- Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, Bacolod City and Anilao, Iloilo LGU;
For Renal Disease Control Program- Bacolod City Health Office, Aklan Provincial Health Office and Victorias City Health Office.
Barangay with Best Sanitation Practices- Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan; and Barangay Pis-anan, Sibalom, Antique;
Disaster Risk Management: Hospital Facility- Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital, Bacolod City; LGU-Province of Negros Occ.
Most Functional Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit- Capiz; and Most Improved Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit- Antique;
The Awardees for Exemplary Performance in Newborns Screening: Provincial level- Negros Occ. And Capiz; For Hospitals- Altavas District Hospital, SDt. Gabriel Hospital, Aklan Cooperative Mission Hospiotal in Aklan; Antique- Justice Calixto O. Zaldivar Memorial Hospital; Sebaste Community Hospital; Tugon Medical Clinic and Hospotal; Iloilo- Aleosan District Hospital; Ramon Tabiana Memorial District Hospital; West Visaya StateUniversity Medical Center; Don Ramon Tugbang Medical Center; Iloilo Mission Hospital; Iloilo Doctors' Hospital; St. Paul's Hospital-Iloilo; St. Therese MTC College Hospital; Great Savious International Hospital; AMOSUP Seamens Hospital; Capiz- Capiz Emmanuel Hospital; St. Anthony College Hospital; Negros Occ- Bago City Hospital, Binalbagan Infirmary, Cadiz District Hospital, Don Salvador Benedicto Memorial Hospital, Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital; Ignacio Lacson Arroyo Sr. memorial District Hospital; Lorenzo D. Zayco District Hospital; Alfredo Maranon Sr. Memorial Hospital; San Carlos City Hospital; Southern Negros Doctors' Hospital; The Doctors' Hospital; Bacolod Adventist Medical Center; CITY/RURAL HEALTH UNITS: Iloilo-Anilao RHU; Concepcion RHU; Capiz-Roxas City Health Office; Capagao Barangya Health Station; Pres Roxas RHU; Cuarter RHU; Najus-an BHC; Dumalag RHU; Negros Occidental-MHO-Candoni; MHO-Murcia; MHO-Toboso; CHO-La Carlota; CHO-Sagay;CHO-Silay;CHO-San Carlos; CHO-Talisay;
Recognition of Tri-media and private partners: Philippine Information Agency; Philippine News Agency; Radyo Ng Bayang; DYSI-Super Radyo; RMN-Radyo Mo Nationwide; DYFM-Bombo Radyo; DYOK-Aksyon Radyo; Panay News; News Express; Daily Guardian; News Today; ABS-CBN TV 4; GMA TV 6; SM City Iloilo and Iloilo Supermart, Inc. (PIA6)