Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Life-saving IV insertion in the highlands

MALAPATAN, Sarangani (October 28, 2012) - Doctor Roel Cagape, assisted by volunteer nurse Vera Marie Asentista, performs an intravenous insertion to a two-year old Blaan child who has been suffering from dehydration, extreme malnutrition and diagnosed with broncho pneumonia during the four-day medical outreach at the mountainous areas of Malapatan last week. Dr Cagape and his volunteers also turned over medical supplies, cellphones and solar kit cellphone charger, kitchen utensils and used clothing as they launched the "E-Text si Doc Health Center” for the far-flung sitios of Ulo Fitam and Akbungkod. This community outreach was supported by Governor Migs Dominguez who personally provided the provisions of the volunteers and kitchen utensils for the beneficiary communities, Malapatan-LGU for the construction materials and barangay councils of Kinam and Upper Suyan for donating cellular phones to be used by the community to reach Dr. Cagape when medical consultation is needed. A tarpaulin printed with symptoms of illnesses and their corresponding “text codes” was posted at the health centers. Upon verifying the information, Dr. Capage would then text back the prescriptions to the health center in-charge who would release the medicines prescribed to the patient. The health centers are stocked with medicines from donors. According to Dr. Cagape, more health centers like this would be put up soon in the outskirts of Malapatan. The very requirement of the community to avail of this project is it must have a cellphone signal of any communication network. Community counterpart is the construction of the building which is made of indigenous materials. For more news and updates, please visit the > Province of Sarangani
. Come and enjoy the MunaTo Festival and 20th Foundation Anniversary of Sarangani Province on November 28-30, 2012. (Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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