By Glen S Ramos
MANILA — The Department of Health-Ilocos Region, led by Regional Director Paula Paz M. Sydiongco, on Wednesday (August 26, 2022) turned over one mobile clinic to Dagupan City as part of the implementation of the Universal Health Care for the improvement and strengthening of health services and provide residents access to quality health care.
“This mobile clinic will be used for triage, consultation and medical examination of patients, especially among vulnerable populations including those with chronic illness and residing in rural communities without access to healthcare facilities,”
“Sa pamamagitan nito ay maabot natin ang mga kababayan nating nakatira sa malalayong barangay at sila ay mabibigyan ng mga libreng serbisyong pangkalusugan gaya ng x-ray at basic laboratory examinations,” Sydiongco stated.
The mobile clinic is equipped with an x-ray room with one unit portable digital x-ray (100ma ) machine, 2 units mobile negatoscope, 1 unit clinical centrifuge, 1 unit hemoglobinometer, medicine cabinet, 2 emergency lights and 2 fire extinguishers.
The unit was procured under the General Appropriations Act of 2021 for the health service capability of UHC sites.
Dagupan City Mayor Belen T. Fernandez received the mobile clinic donation and expressed her gratitude for the DOH’s continued support for the city’s health care system.
The city is among the 33 cities and provinces in the country that have signed the memorandum of support for the advanced implementation of UHC.
Once implemented, every Filipino will be provided with the best quality care that is possible without financial difficulty. (ai/mtvn)