DOH names Tacloban City “Best Performer” in LGU Health Scorecard
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) — The City Government of Tacloban under the leadership of Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez was recognized anew by the Regional Office of the Department of Health (DOH) for its outstanding implementation of health programs, in an event held on Tuesday, December 10 at Summit Hotel.
During the 2019 Regional Awarding Ceremony of the DOH, Tacloban City was named “Regional Health Achiever” for having copped the “Best Performer of the 2018 Local Government Unit Health Scorecard” and “Best Performing BHW Federation in Region 8” honors.
Tacloban City is a Gold Awardee under the HUC/ICC Category for the LGU Health Scorecard Best Performer Award, while Tacloban Barangay Health Workers Federation of Tacloban City was named Best BHW Federation.
On behalf of Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez, the awards were received by Acting City Administrator Atty. Ivy Carba and Officer-in-Charge of the City Health Office (CHO) Dr. Gloria Fabrigas.
Fabrigas said that the awards can be attributed to the work of the local government and health workers in the implementation of health programs in the community maternal and healthcare, tuberculosis cure rate, and facility-based delivery, or the LGU health critical indicators.
““Hindi lang basta pasado; the performance [of the CHO] is at par… we have received the recognition for three consecutive years already”, she said.
Among the notable achievements of the CHO this year was the massive anti-measles immunization drive implemented in the barangays that helped contain the measles outbreak; and lessening the prevalence of Dengue through early detection, “search and destroy activities” and the conduct of Dengue Rapid Tests in the different district health centers.
An awareness campaign on HIV and AIDS among young people in the City was also started by the CHO.
Recently, to make health services accessible to barangays, the health office has piloted the Community Managed Health System in the Diit District Health Center in support of the RA 11223 or the Universal Health Care Act. -H.J. Roca/CIO
Photos: CHO Tacloban