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Choice Cuts: Bulilit Health Workers Program

During the 2017 BHW Summit, the OCMS-Bulilit and Teen Health Workers earned several recognition and awards including a top place in a return demo of emergency management of epilepsy; 2nd place for Poster Making Contest (teen category) and 3rd place for the bulilit category.

Bed capacity increase of BGH signed into law

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed into law Republic Act 11084 increasing the bed capacity of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) from 500 to 800 principally authored by Baguio City representative Mark Go.

Makan a la Pinoy: Taraon a pangpadaruy iti dara

Gagangay a proseso ti bagi ti panagpalet/panagtukel ti dara (blood clotting) a makatulong iti panagsardeng iti panagpadara kadagiti nasugat wenno nadunor. Ngem parikut daytoy kadagiti addaan high blood pressure ken sakit iti puso. Mabalin a manglapped ti blood clot iti panagtaray ti dara iti puso, utek, bara ken dadduma pay a paset ti bagi a no saan a masigud a mataming ket agresulta iti komplikasion.

Cordi NGO hails approval of 100-day maternity leave

BAGUIO CITY — A pioneering women’s rights and welfare institution in the city hailed the passing of House Bill No. 4113 that seeks to give 100 days of paid maternity leave to workers in private and public establishments as a “victory to the women’s movement”.

Choiced Cuts: Where to with alternative medicine

A medical center practicing alternative medicine was enacted with a closure order by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), on the premise of prescribing and selling concoctions/medicines that are not FDA approved. The said concoctions are in the market since the early 1980’s and it has run into three generations of development, Bostons A thru C. Its efficacy is claimed to come from the coconut oil which is the primary base of the concoction. Acetic Acid as claimed acts as a detoxifying agent and teaches the immune system to battle cancer cells. From their website, they published an article from St. Luke’s Medical Center attesting its therapeutic claims in vitro. Laboratory outcomes are yet to be corroborated by in vivo or live subject studies or research, lest the testimonies of course are from their social media page and website.

Choiced Cuts: Health and migration

“Sumugal po ako doc,” says Delfin (not his real name) in his early 40’s, father of three, an Overseas Filipino Worker in a US territory for more than 20 years. For three years now, Delfin would not sit down. Even if he wanted to, he just could not. All he could do was either stand or lie on his bed.

Dengue forces UNP to reset opening

VIGAN CITY — The University of Northern Philippines here moved its class opening from August 6 to August 8, 2018 “to pave way for massive fumigation and spraying” in the campus. This was announced by Dr. Gilbert Arce, president of UNP, through a Facebook post that immediately circulated on Friday, August 3.

Benguet folk volunteer to clean up medical waste

BAGUIO CITY — Representatives of residents of Taloy Sur village of Tuba town in Benguet province volunteered to help the Baguio Medical Center (BMC) and its contractor clean up Bayacsan creek of the medical waste during the technical conference at the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) on August 1.

Choiced Cuts: “On Call”

CHOICED CUTS, is a story board of the realities of the health sector — collage of stories, in tids and pieces, of the common Filipino facing bodily and societal ailments and struggling for a better, quality health care. These stories would be funny, sad at times it will make US feel and think while we cry or laugh, or both.

Benguet PNP sues med center for dumping waste downriver

BAGUIO CITY—The Benguet Provincial Police filed a complaint for violation of environmental laws against the Baguio Medical Center (BMC) and Onofre Calam-ang a contractor, at the Benguet Prosecutor’s office on July 19 for the dumping of medical waste along Taloy Sur village in Tuba, Benguet.