PIA News Service - Tuesday, October 15, 2013

DOH-13 new RD to ensure functionality of health facilities in the region

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 15 (PIA) – In time with its monthly conduct of media forum, the Department of Health (DOH) Caraga with its new OIC-Regional Director Minerva Molon, assured that the department will do its best to ensure the provision and functionality of health facilities in the DOH-accredited hospitals in the provinces of Caraga region.

Molon also bared that as observed in its seven Rural Health Units (RHus) in the region, needed number of Municipal Health Officers is still to be completed while there are also health facilities that are still waiting for the necessary equipment to be delivered at their respective areas. She also said that the region needs more trained midwives especially in the province of Dinagat Islands, among others.

“The department will be hiring graduates of any health-related courses on a job-order status and they will be assigned in the different rural health units to augment the number of presently employed in the RHUs,” she said.

She further emphasized that she will personally visit the DOH-accredited hospitals in the provinces to check, assess the status of health facilities and to know what are the other infrastructures needed to be established.

“I was tasked no less than our secretary of health to upgrade the health facilities here. We will help other provinces in the region that still need to enhance their facilities and we will work closely with them,” emphasized Molon.

On the other hand, citing the updates on medicines, the new director also reminds the public to buy drugs only from duly licensed pharmacies and distributors. The wise use of drugs takes knowledge of its uses for one to best benefit from it.

"When your doctor prescribes you your medications, always ask for the Generic of the drug for you to benefit from the program of the government while saving for yourself and your family," she said.

Molon also assured that he department will continue to inform the public on the updates of its programs and services. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


Tagalog news: Mga kliyente ng DSWD makakuha ng libreng tulong legal mula sa PAO

Ni David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Okt. 15 (PIA) - Ang Department of Social Welfare and Development DSWD) at ang Public Attorney’s Office PAO) ay gumawa noong isang linggo ng isang kasunduan na magbibigay ng libreng tulong legal para sa mga kliyente ng DSWD.

Ang naturang kasunduan ay nilagdaan sa pagitan nina DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Sooliman at Chief Public Attorney Persida Acosta sa mismong tanggapan ng DSWD sa lunsod ng Quezon.

Sa ilalim ng kasunduan, ang PAO ay magbibigay ng libreng tulong legal sa mga biktima ng domistikong karahasan, mga batang may hidwaan sa batas (CICL), pag-ampon at iba pa.

Ang biktima ng domistikong karahasan ay maaring makinabang ng serbisyo ng PAO sa pag tipon ng hiling/ petisyon para sa protection order o kaya sibil na aksiyon para sa nasalanta.

At higit pa, ang PAO ay magbigay ng legal na tulong sa CICL para sa mga sumusunod na pangyayari: Kung ang CICL ay nakakulong o kaya kinuhaan ng kalayaan at nangangailangan ng agarang abugadong tagapayo, at kung ang CICL ay nasa ilalim ng maingat na imbistigasyon na walang tulong mula sa abugadong tagapayo.

Ang PAO ay hahawak lamang ng kasong pag-ampon kung ang inaasahang mag-ampon ay siyang totoong magulang ng inaasahang aamponin at ang mag ampon ay isang dukha.

Sinabi ni Secretary Soliman na ang samahang ito ay magpatunay na ang karapatan ng mga babae at kabataan ay isinusulong at itinataas, at dagadag pa nito, makakakuha sila ng hustisya na para sa kanila ng walang bayad.


Ang nakataling proyektong ito ng DSWD at PAO ay magkabisa sa loob ng isang taon simula sa Octobre 2013. (DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)