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CT Scan Center to serve more indigent patients in NVizcaya
Health, News, Nueva Vizcaya

CT Scan Center to serve more indigent patients in NVizcaya

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya (February 25)—The CT Scan Center at the Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital (NVPH) here will soon offer its services to indigent individuals in the province with the newly-acquired computed tomography (CT) scan machine. Governor Carlos Padilla said the provincial local government unit-owned and -managed NVPH here can now cater to poor patients who need to undergo CT scan diagnostics. “We were able to acquire the new CT scan machine for NVPH through the Department of Health’s Universal Health Care Program,” Padilla said. A newly-acquired computed tomography (CT) scan machine through the effort of Governor Carlos Padilla is being installed at the Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital CT Scan Center in Bambang town to serve more indigent pat...
FCF Minerals supports PH campaign vs Covid-19
Covid-19, Health, News, Nueva Vizcaya

FCF Minerals supports PH campaign vs Covid-19

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO QUEZON, Nueva Vizcaya (January 12)—In a move to support the Philippine campaign against the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), a British firm here has encouraged all its employees and contractors to receive their jabs for their protection. FCF Minerals Corporation employees and contractors are vaccinated by the staff of the Municipal Health Office of Quezon town in Nueva Vizcaya headed by Dr. Julie Ann Bingayan, Municipal Health Officer, in the company’s medical clinic on January 12, 2022 for the continuation of the series of their mass vaccination program. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO James Carmichael, FCF Minerals country manager, said the company has coordinated with the Municipal Health Office (MHO) to come over to Barangay Runruno where it operates to ...
End Covid-19 Pandemic Through Vaccination
Covid-19, Health, Opinion

End Covid-19 Pandemic Through Vaccination

Listen to the medical community address the real cause of vaccine hesitancy in the country once and for all!Witness the medical community come together and unite against the unethical proliferation of vaccine misinformation. This type of malicious act doesn’t only elicit fear, panic, and confusion in a county that’s already desperately lagging behind its vaccination rate—-and it can lead to the deaths of hundreds of unvaccinated people. By depriving many of our countrymen, who are poor, the chance to be vaccinated,  the false information being spread in these challenging times is tantamount to criminality. The damage that anti-vaxxers can inflict on our people can have the same impact of terrorism. Vaccination is the only scientifically proven method to protect the poorest of the poor...
FCF partners with Barangay Runruno Clinic to boost health services
Health, News, Nueva Vizcaya

FCF partners with Barangay Runruno Clinic to boost health services

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO QUEZON, Nueva Vizcaya (May 19)—To provide information, education and motivation services for primary health care, FCF Minerals Corp. has partnered with Barangay Ruruno, the mining firm’s operations host village. James Carmichael, FCF Minerals Country Manage, said the company donated medical supplies for this quarter to Runruno Barangay Clinic for its services to the residents of the village. FCF Minerals Corp. donates medical supplies to Runruno Barangay Clinic for its services to at least 5,000 local residents. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO “We are supporting the barangay local government of Runruno through theirRrunruno Barangay Clinic for their continuous operation benefiting at least 5,000 local residents,” Carmichael said. FCF Minerals said their support to t...
Region 2 welcomes 84,000 doses of AstraZeneca
Cagayan, Covid-19, Health

Region 2 welcomes 84,000 doses of AstraZeneca

BY GENE V. BAQUIRAN, PIA TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan (May 14)—The Department of Health (DOH) Region 2 received today 84,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine. The vaccines were shipped via plane and were received at the Tuguegarao City Airport. The Department of Health (DoH) in Region 2 inspects the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines that arrived at the DoH cold storage facility. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Following processes and protocols during its arrival, the vaccines were immediately brought to the DOH cold storage facility through the joint efforts of the Tuguegarao City Police Station, the Food and Drugs Administration and the DOH. Right after the inspection of the vaccines from the cold chain facility, allocated vaccines for Cagayan and ...
NVizcaya govt to put-up own Covid testing lab
Covid-19, Health, Nueva Vizcaya

NVizcaya govt to put-up own Covid testing lab

BY BENJAMIN MOSES M. EBREO BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (May 11)—The provincial government will be putting up its own reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) laboratory to hasten monitoring, detection and treatment of suspected coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients. The provincial government of Nueva Vizcaya will be putting up its own reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) laboratory to hasten monitoring, detection and treatment of suspected coronavirus disease 2019 patients. Engineer Edgardo Sabado, Provincial Planning and Development Office chief, said the establishment of the RT-PCR laboratory is one of the priority projects to be implemented at the Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital (NVPH) in Bambang town this year. He said this will i...
NVizcaya guv receives 1st vaccine dose
Covid-19, Health, Nueva Vizcaya

NVizcaya guv receives 1st vaccine dose

NUEVA VIZCAYA Governor Carlos M. Padilla receives his first dose of Sinovac vaccine on Monday morning at the Capitol Compound in Bayombong town. It was administered by Nurse King Harold Bautista of Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital based in Bambang town. PHOTO COURTESY OF CMP FACEBOOK BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (May 10)—Governor Carlos Padilla received on Monday morning his first dose of Sinovac vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in his office at the Capitol Compound here. Padilla’s first dose was administered by Nurse King Harold Bautista of Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital in Bambang town. Bautista said the governor received his vaccine under A2 priority or as a senior citizen and that the governor is scheduled to receive his second dose...
Covid affected towns assured of P4-M family food packs
Covid-19, Health, Nueva Vizcaya

Covid affected towns assured of P4-M family food packs

PHOTO COURTESY OF CMP BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (May 6)—The provincial government of Nueva Vizcaya assured there is enough supply of food assistance and an additional P4 million worth of family food packs for families severely affected by the pandemic. Flordelina Granada, provincial social welfare and development (PSWD) officer said family food packs procured by the provincial government will serve the needs of Covid-19 affected villages in different municipalities. According to Dr. Edwin Galapon, provincial health office chief, the province has recorded 2,563 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the past nine months starting March 1, 2021 but is down to 342 active cases as of May 3. He said the surge of Covid cases in the province during this period had a posit...
Covid-19 cases going down in NVizcaya
Covid-19, Health, Nueva Vizcaya

Covid-19 cases going down in NVizcaya

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (May 4)—The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in this province is now on a downtrend, according to health officials here. Dr. Edwin Galapon, provincial health officer, said that as of May 2, there were 342 active Covid-19 cases based on RT-PCR results with 16 new confirmed cases. He said the province also recorded a total of 2,563 confirmed Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic last year that peaked for the past nine weeks since March 1 this year and posted Nueva Vizcaya's positivity rate at 16.47 percent. "The peak of our high cases were recorded within the April 5-11 period where 660 Covid-19 cases were recorded but there is now a downtrend of our cases," Galapon said. Governor Carlos Padilla ye...
Cagayan councilors’ league prexy distributes bikes to SKs
Cagayan, Health

Cagayan councilors’ league prexy distributes bikes to SKs

Volunteers unload bicycles ready for distribution to SK officials in Tuguegarao City. BM MAILA’S FB PHOTO BY OLIVER TO BACCAY, PIA TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan (May 4)—The president of the Provincial Councilors League here has distributed bicycles to all barangays of this city for the use of Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) members. Board Member Maila Rosario Ting-Que said there were 50 units of bicycles procured amounting to P390,000 sourced out from the fund allotted in her office as an ex-officio board member through the office of Governor Manuel Mamba. She said the bicycles are very essential in times of lockdowns as there are very minimal allowed transportation, especially during the implementation of stiffer community quarantine status in the city. "They can use these bikes to g...