By ROCAYA SUMNDAD OTICAL YAHYA
ILIGAN CITY: Amidst the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte organized a forum with physicians in the province to come up with a system of guidelines that all medical practitioners within the province will follow and have uniformity of actions to be taken, particularly in referring patients from one medical facility to another.
The Provincial Health Office facilitated the forum with doctors from the Provincial Hospitals, Doctors to the Barrio, Municipal Health Officers, Lanao del Norte Medical Society, and Private Hospitals in the province held on Tuesday at the Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium here.
Provincial Administrator Sittie Aminah Q. Dimaporo, who represented her mother Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo, expressed her gratitude to the doctors who attended the meeting despite the currentsituation.
The young Dimaporo encouraged them to ask questions, share suggestions, or present ideas that may be helpful to further improve the health care system in Lanao del Norte.
Dr. Teresa M. Reponte, Provincial Health Officer, presented during the forum the unified COVID-19 algorithms. She also discussed the guidelines of primary care, hospital care, and personal protective equipment use by health care workers.
Right after her presentation, the doctors were allowed to express their observations and constructively exchanged ideas to better improve the health care system, particularly in the Provincial Hospitals.
Meanwhile, Provincial Information Officer and Incident Management Team (IMT) Commander Lyndon G. Calica assured that the IMT is doing its best to observe the protocols and to cater to the needs of frontliners, especially the doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel. ###
Photo caption: Provincial Administrator Sittie Aminah Quibranza Dimaporo underscores, in a meeting with medical practitioners in Lanao del Norte, the need to establish a system or guidelines that are solicited from all concern medical professionals in the province to serve as a tool for health care facilities in Lanao del Norte. (PIO LDN)