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MOA Signing for Future Site of DOH and PhilHealth Regional Offices

Create: 08/18/2017 - 17:00

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).

NNC Turns Over P924,025 Check for Iloilo's Nutrition Programs

Create: 08/16/2017 - 08:04
NNC Turns Over P924,025 Check for Iloilo's Nutrition Programs

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.

Gov Art's Meeting with Hospital Chiefs

Create: 07/28/2017 - 16:12
Gov Art's Meeting with Hospital Chiefs

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.

Defensor Orders Free Use of Ambulance for Poor

Create: 07/28/2017 - 08:31
Defensor Orders Free Use of Ambulance for Poor

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.

Prioritize Poor's Needs, Hospital Workers Urged

Create: 07/20/2017 - 14:35
Prioritize Poor's Needs, Hospital Workers Urged

"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.

Visitors from Medipeace Global NGO

Create: 07/11/2017 - 16:26
Medipeace Global NGO

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.

Patients Satisfied of Services in Iloilo Hospitals

Create: 07/03/2017 - 17:07

ILOILO – The impression and experience of patients of the services in three remote hospitals here were satisfactory, according to a recent survey conducted by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

Held as an assessment tool, the survey used 750 respondents from inter-local health zones where Aleosan District Hospital, Dr. Ricardo S. Provido Sr. Memorial Hospital and Jesus M. Colmenares District Hospital operate.

Defensor to Koica: Words are not enough to thank you

Create: 06/21/2017 - 11:07
Defensor thanks Koica

“Words are not enough to express how grateful we are to Koica and the Republic of Korea,” said Gov. Defensor.

Koica country director Shin Myung Seop, program director Prof. Dongwoon Han and representatives from Medipeace, a non-government organization based in South Korea, along with the chief of hospitals and other medical personnel attended the simple occasion held at Casa Real.

Launching of National Nutrition Action Plan

Create: 05/02/2017 - 15:49
Launching of National Nutrition Action Plan

Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. (3rd from right, back row) joins Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial (5th from right, back row) and other officials in the national launching of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-2022 at Grand Xing Imperial Hotel in Iloilo City on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The five-year program is being pushed by the government to improve the nutrition situation especially in the countryside.

Heart Surgeons Seek Gov Art's Support for Regional Heart Center

Create: 03/10/2017 - 13:48
Heart Surgeons Seek Gov Art's Support for Regional Heart Center

Santa Barbara Mayor Dennis Superficial (standing) and Ilonggo heart surgeons ask the support of Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. (2nd from left) for the establishment of a regional heart center here in Iloilo that will cater to cardiac patients in Western Visayas instead of going to the Philippine Heart Center in Manila which is very costly. Gov. Defensor assured full support to the proposed project and committed to endorse it to Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial.