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Gov. Guico to ink partnership with DOH-CHD1 for the implementation of Post-Residency Deployment Program

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—Governor Ramon V. Guico III will enter into and sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Health (DOH)-Center for Health Development 1 (CHD1) for the implementation of the Post-Residency Deployment Program (PRDP) in the province.

This develop after the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) approved a resolution which was authored by Board Members Shiela Marie F. Baniqued and Jerry Agerico B. Rosario during a special session on August 24, for the purpose.

“Republic Act No. 11223, otherwise known as the Universal Health Care Act of 2019, provides that the DOH shall deploy health care workforce under the National Health Workforce Support System to augment human resource needs in public health systems,” the resolution stated.

Provision of quality health program for the sick and less-privileged Pangasinenses is one of the priorities of the present administration. Hence, upgrading of health service capabilities and augmentation of human resources in the 14 government hospitals were among the major thrusts of the present administration.

“To augment human resource for health for the provincewide health system of the Province of Pangasinan, the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) delineating the obligations and responsibilities of the province and DOH in the deployment of medical specialists in the provincial hospitals is necessary in the implementation of Post Residency Deployment Program,” the resolution disclosed.

It was likewise stressed in the resolution that the DOH-Center for Health Development 1 shall facilitate the deployment of Residency Training Program graduate physicians to the province to reinforce the human resource requirement in government hospitals.

(Ruby R. Bernardino/Pangasinan PIO)

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