78 DOH-CHD SOCCSKSARGEN personnel joins online orientation for Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Certificate
- Written by Jonathan R. Gorre, RN, MAN
“Effective communication links the Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) and frontline responders to meet the needs of affected communities. It is critical in the aftermath of a disaster, especially with the growing emphasis on disaster management at the community level.”
This was emphasized by Leo A. Chiong, RN, MPH Nurse V/Regional DRRM-H Manager during the online orientation for the Acquisition of General Radio Operators Certificate for Health Personnel on November 16 and 23, 2020. The said online-based distance education was facilitated by the Health Emergency Management Staff (HEMS) in partnership with National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). The main objective of this activity is for DOH-CHD SOCCKSKSARGEN personnel to acquire General Radio Operators’ certificate after gaining basic knowledge on the principles of Radio Transmission and Reception.
Thirty-three (33) participants composed the first batch and 45 participants for the second batch.
- Written by Vilma O. Cadungog, RN, MPA, MAN
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic loss of human life. With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the region, the Department of Health - Center for Health Development SOCCSKSARGEN region through the Regulatory, Licensing and Enforcement Division (RLED) implemented the certification process of LIGTAS COVID Community Isolation Units (CIUs) based on the standards and requirements
for LIGTAS COVID Centers on physical plant, human resources, equipment, supplies, and other resources as indicated in the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility (TTMF) Checklist.
Community Isolation Units are intended to house people known or suspected to be infected with COVID-19 who cannot isolate at home. Within an isolation site, there is a need to identify locations where air outflow occurs for the building and each room. To the extent possible, isolated persons (or family units) should have individual bedrooms and bathrooms.
Furthermore, there are area considerations for staff operating the unit and support services. There should be an area for personal protective equipment (PPE) donning and doffing, that includes instructions for donning and doffing PPE and reminders for hand washing.
- Written by Marie Nathalie A. Ordanza, RSW
The Department of Health - Center for Health Development SOCCSKSARGEN region offered an Aftercare Program (AcP) for Persons Who Use Drugs (PWUDs) who were referred to by the authorized agencies. Under the Dangerous Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation program, the clients receive the appropriate services provided for their early recovery and reintegration into the community.
The Aftercare Program is a service that helps to recover drug dependents to adapt to everyday community life, after completing earlier phases of treatment and rehabilitation. It provides an opportunity to address important issues and problems associated with abstinence and recovery. Aftercare provides a safe environment for continued support until it is no longer needed.
At present, nine (9) PWUDs temporarily completed their in-patient rehabilitation and were referred to Drug Abuse Treatment Rehabilitation Center (DATRC) for six (6) months and eighteen (18) months, respectively. Furthermore, three (3) out of the nine (9) clients already finished the duration required by the court for their Aftercare Program and were recommended for “graduation”. They completed the interventions and no longer be subjected to law enforcement operations or activities after validation and legal process.
Source: Health Focus