The ambulances of the 12 Iloilo provincial government-run hospitals are now equipped with Automated External Defibrillators (AED). Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. turned over the 12 units of AED to the chiefs of hospitals at his office on Thursday, February 1, 2018.
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Iloilo province received three more ambulances from Medipeace, a non-government organization from South Korea, on
The Iloilo provincial government will give recognition to local government units (LGU) and key players in the implementation of nutrition programs through the first ever Pasidungog sa Nutrisyon 2017 this Thursday (December 7, 2017), 9:00 a.m. at the Social Hall of Casa Real de Iloilo.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr., who chairs the Provincial Nutrition Council (PNC), will give the plaques, certificates and cash incentives to the lucky awardees.
Expect more improved services at Ramon Tabiana Memorial District Hospital (RTMDH) in Cabatuan, Iloilo as it officially opened new facilities and equipment to the public.
The Iloilo provincial government has made official its intention to donate a property in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo as the future site of the regional offices of the Department of Health and PhilHealth.
From left: Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, PhilHealth VI regional vice president Lourdes Diocson, Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr., Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial, DOH VI regional director Marlyn Convocar, and PhilHealth Asst. Vice President for Visayas Dr. Leo Douglas Cardona, Jr. sign the Memorandum of Agreement and Conditional Deed of Donation on Friday (August 18, 2017).
The National Nutrition Council (NNC) through its representatives Gelain Pet Trabado (4th from left) turned over on Tuesday (August 15, 2017) a check worth P924,025 for the province's nutrition advocacy programs in Pototan, Tigbauan, Concepcion and Passi City. Provincial Administrator Raul Banias received the check on behalf of Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. (5th from left) together with Provincial Health Officer Dr. Patricia Grace Trabado (3rd from right) and other provincial government personnel.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. called for a meeting with the hospital chiefs and administrative officers of the 12 hospitals operated by the provincial government on Friday, July 28, 2017, to thresh out certain issues hounding the hospitals. Gov. Defensor reminded them that the provincial government-owned hospitals are "hospitals for the poor". He stressed that indigents should be given priority and that they could avail of ambulance services free of charge. Other matters regarding the ongoing construction activities in the hospitals were also tackled wherein Gov.
Indigents can use the ambulances of the 12 hospitals operated by the Iloilo provincial government free of charge. This is the directive of Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. contained in Executive Order No. 183 which he signed yesterday (July 27, 2017) upon arriving from Manila. The order on the free use of ambulances also include those in urgent and emergency cases. Defensor issued the directive amid complaints from the family of some patients that they are charged a certain amount when they intend to use the ambulance to transfer their patient to Iloilo City.
"Our hospitals were built for the poor and not for the rich, therefore, you must attend to the poor first," Defensor said during the inauguration of an annex building at the Ramon Duremdes District Hospital in Dumangas, Iloilo on July 19, 2017.
"Let us take care of the poor. Never mind the rich, they can take care of themselves," the governor stressed before doctors, nurses and other hospital workers.
Ms. Kim Sukyung (2nd from left) and Kim Hyemi (left) of Medipeace Global Health NGO from South Korea visit Provincial Administrator Raul Banias to talk about their upcoming projects for the Province of Iloilo. They will sponsor Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardio Pulmonary Life Support Training for 48 health workers from the 12 district hospitals of the province next month to be conducted by the Philippine Heart Center. Medipeace has been a partner of the province for the past five years.