Camiguin gains recognitions in public health service



MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, January 22 (PIA) – After hitting the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) Search for Hospital Emergency Management System (HEMS) awards twice in a row, the province continue to rake awards and recognition in public health.

In the recent Regional Health Summit, the Department of Health 10 (DOH-10) awarded Camiguin with plaque of excellence for its admirable performance on health and for making it on top in the LGU scorecard. 

Special awards of recognition were also given by DOH-10 for its exemplary performance in the implementation of the renal control program and the new born screening, maternal and child health care program.

It likewise received recognition from the National Center for Mental Health for the continuous implementation of the Community Based Rehabilitation Programme (CBRP), the only running community based mental health program in the country, which will soon partner with the World Health Organization (WHO) in studying viable income generating projects that will help improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and their families.

Another notable feat of the island-province is its success in curbing down the malnutrition rate, from 11 percent in 2001 it dived to only 7.34 percent in 2012 and continues to post lower rate last year, with only 7.14 percent.

Camiguin’s current performance in the delivery of basic services is rated 97 percent, surpassing the national standard of 94 percent bench mark level for the local government units set by DOH. (JCV/PIA)



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