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Video: First aid training for Martsa Amianan participants

The Community Health Services and Training in the Cordillera region (Chestcore) held a First Aid Training for selected participants of the Martsa ti Amianan last November 12, 2015. The Martsa ti Amianan is a North Luzon wide protest action that will be joined by different people’s organizations in Northern Luzon.

Chestcore, med students introduce alter medicine

BAGUIO CITY — This October, fourth year students of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine (SLU-SOM) and the Community Health, Education, Services and Trainings in the Cordillera Region (Chestcore) continued hopping to various communities to introduce and administer alternative medicine like malunggay powder and lagundi syrup, that they have made and tested.

Gov’t deprives Cagayan IPs of health services

BAGUIO CITY — Despite the claims of President Benigno Aquino III of progress in the public healthcare system, many communities still suffer for poor delivery of health care services like in Zinundungan Valley, Rizal town in Cagayan province.

Patients fear high fees at new dialysis center

BAGUIO CITY — Fr. Richard Justo of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center Dialysis Patients and Partners Association Inc. (BGHMC-DPPAI) fear that the they will have to pay higher fees especially for every session in the new dialysis center of the said hospital.

Diaries From The Field: The wonders of acupuncture

Lately, I started sit-up exercises to reduce my abdominal fat. But instead of achieving a desirable outcome, I ended up injuring my lower back. For some weeks, I cannot bend, sit for a long time, and move freely because of my back ache. I cannot even ride a jeep because I cannot bend nor sit without support. Because of this, I tried to avail the services of a mangngilot to relieve my back aches somehow, however, I cannot continue with the schedule because of my busy calendar.

BGHMC notes increase in HIV cases

BAGUIO CITY — The increasing number of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) has diagnosed maybe shocking news but it also is a good indicator that more and more people are now aware enough to seek medical assistance.

Slaughter tenants decry unfair treatment

BAGUIO CITY — Stall owners in the Slaughter Compound in Barangay Sto. Niño trooped to the Baguio City Hall to air their sentiments after the Office of the City Treasurer pursued the bidding out of their stalls to other renters, after they have made agreements with the City Government on their continued tenancy.

AHW scores Baguio health situation

BAGUIO CITY — Five years ago, Mayor Mauricio Domogan presented the roadmap of his administration, foremost of which is the aspiration for a healthy economy and economic stability in the city.

Water system bring relief to a community in Abra

BAGUIO CITY — “It is a big relief for us residents of Manapnap that the rehabilitation of the water system has done; our children will no longer go to the river to take a bath before going to school and we do not need to go far to fetch water”. This is from a mother who worries every time her child goes to the river.

Cordi is MERSCOV free

BAGUIO CITY — According to Department of Health (DOH) Cordillera Regional Office for Infectious Disease Cluster head Dr. Alexei Marrero, the region particularly Baguio City which is a known hub of South Koreans is relatively still free from the dreaded Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

From Under This Hat: Radio talk and the health care system

As I got on a cab to work this Thursday morning, the cab’s radio was blaring. I would usually ask the cab driver to put off the radio because I want to ride and quietly watch what is happening along the way to wherever I go. On this trip I only asked the cab driver to soften it. It was a Baguio radio station tuned to a familiar morning commentary on local news reports. The commentators were exchanging opinion on the services of local hospitals stemming from a news report about a patient who almost died from the disservice in a hospital. In their discussion they apparently tried to avoid generalizing all hospitals and they especially exempted the Sacred Heart and the Baguio General Hospital from their tirades. They were also careful not to name anyone.

Militarization deprives Lacub of medical services

LACUB, Abra — “We would have had to send (our sick) to Bangued,” said a Pacoc resident who was grateful for a medical mission organized by Medical Outreach Mission Foundation, Inc. and Center for Health Education, Services and Training in the Cordillera Region in Brgy. Pacoc, here, on June 4 and 5, 2015.