MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, April 3 (PIA) — Local hospitals in the province will be upgraded following the release of funds according to Camiguin Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo.
Romualdo said Health Secretary Enrique Ona during his visit here last Friday, to check on island’s health facilities, has assured funds for the equipment and rehabilitation of the local hospitals. Some Php2 million pesos were already allotted for equipment purchases of the Camiguin General Hospital (CGH). This excludes the CT scan machine, which they are expecting to arrive soon amounting around P20M to P30M.
Camiguin Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Gretchen L. Cabalang said this will come of great use to patients, especially for those who are into vehicular accident as they will not need to be transported anymore to the mainland.
Several state of the art equipment are already available in the CGH laboratories such as X-ray, Endoscopy, Urinalysis, CBC, and a 4-D ultrasound.
Cabalang said after CT scan, CGH is looking into having a 2D echo machine, an ultrasound test used in examining the heart.
Meanwhile, the Catarman District Hospital (CDH) according to Cabalang will also receive Php5 million for the development of a psychiatric ward. (PIA 10)