(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 23 September 2022) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 1,265 km East of Central Luzon (17.7°N, 133.9°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Central and Southern Luzon. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE OUTSIDE PAR AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY TROPICAL DEPRESSION LOCATION: 1,775 KM EAST NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (25.5°N, 138.4°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 45 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 55 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHWESTWARD AT 25 KM/H . Place: SURIGAO DEL NORTE & DINAGAT ISLANDS Weather Condition: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Caused by: Southwest Monsoon / Localized Thunderstorms Impacts: Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms FORECAST WIND & COASTAL WATER CONDITIONS: Place: SURIGAO DEL NORTE, SIARGAO ISLANDS & DINAGAT ISLANDS Wind Speed: Slight to Moderate Wind Direction: Southwest to West Coastal Waters: Slight to Moderate / (0.6 to 2.1 meters OVER SURIGAO CITY: Maximum Temperature: 02:00 PM Yesterday ------ 34.9°C Minimum Temperature: 02:00 AM Today ------- 23.6°C Maximum Relative Humidity: 02:00 AM Today --- 88% Minimum Relative Humidity: 02:00 PM Yesterday ---- 54% TIDES: (Courtesy of NAMRIA) High Tide: 07:45 AM Today = 1.1 m Low Tide: 04:31 PM Today = 0.1 m Sunrise: Today: 05:27 AM Sunset: Today: 05:34 PM

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

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SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Caraga, with the support of its Provincial Science and Technology Office in Surigao del Norte, successfully deployed RxBox Telehealth Devices and turned over computer units to two island municipalities in Siargao on August 18, 2022 held at GM Gardens, Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte. 

The recipients of the Rxbox are the Rural Health Units (RHU) of the municipalities of San Isidro and Del Carmen.

Ms. Camille Cassandra O. Pastoriza, RxBox Regional Training Coordinator and a registered nurse, adeptly demonstrated the basic operation of  RxBox telehealth device and its six (6) medical sensors which include Blood Pressure (BP) Monitor, Pulse Oximeter, Electrocardiogram (ECG), Fetal Heart Monitor, Maternal Tocometer, and  Temperature Sensor. After the demonstration and technical discussion, the RHU health workers, with the assistance of DOST, performed and practiced the basic operation of RxBox.

RxBox is a multi-component program (biomedical device, electronic medical record system and telemedicine training) designed to provide better access to life-saving health care services in isolated and disadvantaged communities nationwide. 

It also stores data in an electronic medical record (Community Health Information Tracking System – CHITS), and transmits health information via internet to a clinical specialist in the Philippine General Hospital for expert advice.

DOST-Surigao del Norte hopes that the RxBox Telehealth Devices will help the RHU health workers to diagnose, monitor and treat patients, thus significantly improving the health services in their respective rural health facilities.

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