Saturday, October 26, 2013


It is now Day 9 of the Zamboanga Crisis... It has been too long...
The Department of Health Secretary Enrique Ona called a meeting with the government and private hospitals and the PhilHealth. Together with Dr. Ona is Dr. Jaime Lagahid, Dr. Romulo Busuego, Dr. Mila Fernandez, Dr. Nimfa Torrizo and Dr. Louella Estember. Dr. Rodel Agbulos, City Health Officer was also there.
Before the meeting...while waiting...
Ciudad, Peninsula and ZAEC heads
ZDH and Ciudad
Puericulture, ZDH and Ciudad
Ciudad, Puericulture, Sanitarium and Ciudad
The meeting proper...
Dr. Ona presented DOH plans and where the private hospitals can play a role in this time of crisis.
He was informed that the private hospitals have already played a large role in accommodating soldiers, injured hostages, Red Cross volunteers and staff and bystanders and even indigent patients with non-trauma cases, supposed to be accommodated in ZCMC, which is now located at the WMSU gym.
After the meeting...
with DOH Secretary Enrique Ona with Dr. John Anacan (ZCMS), CHO Dr. Rodel Agbulos, Ciudad Medical Zamboanga President Dr. Joven Monsanto, CMZ Medical DirectorDr. Filipinas Rojo and ZPMC Medical Director Dr. Ernesto Florendo

with DOH-CHD IX  Regional Director, Dr. Nimfa Torrizo who had her turnover on September 9, 2013 at the start of the Zamboanga Crisis
with Dr. Aris Tan, now DOH-CHD X Regonal Director
with DOH-CHD IX Assistant Regional Director, Dr. Louella Estember  who had her turnover on September 9, 2013 at the start of the Zamboanga Crisis
We still have further talks to do for a mutually beneficial proposition, but rest assured the private hospitals will do their best to be a valuable partner of the Department of Health in times of crisis and thereafter.

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