Hearing Screening Machines in Pangasinan Community Hospitals

More Pangasinan babies can undergo hearing screening after the Department of Health (DOH) Ilocos Region donated newborn hearing screening machines to five Pangasinan government-run community hospitals.

The donation was part of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program for the prevention, early diagnosis, and intervention of hearing loss among infants and newborns, according to the DOH.

The Pangasinan government health facilities given the machines were the community hospitals in the towns of Bolinao, Umingan, Dasol, Manaoag, and Pozorrubio.

“Newborn hearing screening is a test to tell if a baby might have hearing loss.”

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In one interview of the Provincial Hospital Administrator, Dr. Dalvie Casilang said that, the newborn hearing screening machines “mean so much and could spell a huge difference” in the lives of people who may have been born with hearing concerns.

First Eye Tissue Retrieval in Pangasinan

First Eye Tissue Retrieval Program and Training Workshop held at Pangasinan Provincial Hospital

Memorandum of Agreement signing of the Eye Tissue Retrieval Center held at Pangasinan Hospital last May 5, 2023 at 9:00 AM attendees are as follows: Governor Ramon V. Guico III, Hon. Mark Ronal DG. Lambino, Hon. Vici M. Ventanilla, Hon. Mark Roy Q. Macanlalay, Dr. Dalvie A. Casilang, Dr. Cipriano Fernandez, Col. Jeff Fanged, Ret. Col. Rhodyn Oro, Dr. Bernardita C. Navarro, Dr. Ma. Dominga B. Padilla and Mr. Noel Baviera.

Governor Guico orders vaccination of all eligible children against measles, Rubella, polio

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN — Gov. Ramon “Mon-mon” Guico III urged health workers in Pangasinan to conduct vaccination activities in the province’s far-flung areas to ensure that every child aged 0 to 59 months would be vaccinated against measles, Rubella, and polio.

“We should also intensify our information dissemination campaign to educate parents because it is them who will decide whether their children should be vaccinated or not,” Governor Guico said.

On Wednesday (May 3), Governor Guico launched this year’s measles, Rubella, and oral poliovirus vaccine supplementation activity in the province at the Pangasinan Training and Development Center 2 here by administering an oral poliovirus vaccine to his four-year-old daughter Eliza Rae, assisted by his wife, Ms. Maan Tuazon Guico.

Also vaccinated during the activity were some 200 children enrolled at the Child Care and Development Center of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office and children of provincial capitol employees.

Dr. Anna Ma. Teresa de Guzman, provincial health officer, said that this year’s target of the measles and Rubella vaccination campaign are some 262,944 children aged 9 to 59 months old, while some 307,548 children aged 0 to 59 months are being targetted to be given oral poliovirus vaccine.

At least 95 percent of the eligible children must be vaccinated at the end of the month-long campaign, according to De Guzman.

But she said that the challenge for them this year is to maintain if not surpass her office’s achievement in 2020, when they vaccinated more than 99 percent of their target for measles and Rubella vaccines, and 96 percent of their target for oral poliovirus vaccine.

Dr. Valerie Tesoro, director of the Department of Health’s (DOH) Health Laboratories Office, said that in 2022, DOH listed 225 measles cases in the country, adding that at least 15 of them were recorded in Pangasinan.

This year, no confirmed cases yet have been reported in the province.

“Let’s learn from Covid-19. Covid-19 has shown us that collective and concerted action works. Vaccination works. We must exercise the same vigor for children immunization to make sure that children in the country, especially in Pangasinan, do not get left behind,” Tesoro said.

According to the Word Health Organization website, measles is one of the world’s most contagious diseases. It is spread by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact or direct contact with infected nasal or throat secretions.

Likewise, Rubella or German measles is a contagious disease caused by a virus. Most people who get Rubella usually have a mild illness, with symptoms that can include a low-grade fever, sore throat, and a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body.

Polio or poliomyelitis, on the other hand, is a highly infectious viral disease that largely affects children under 5 years old. The virus, which is transmitted by person-to-person spread, can invade the nervous system and cause paralysis.

Governor Guico thanked the DOH, its partners, and all those involved in the vaccination program.

“Let’s target zero cases. Everybody should be vaccinated. Let’s help each other for us to achieve what we need to achieve,” Governor Guico said.


Community-based Konsulta Plus

Most Notable Activity:

1. The province with the Highest Number of Provincial Hospitals accredited in the whole country

2. The 1st Province in the Region to have 100% of the Provincial Hospitals accredited

3. The 1st Province in the Country to have 100% of the Provincial Hospitals accredited

The launching of Pangasinan Community-Based Konsulta Plus at Brgy. Cabalitian, Umingan Pangasinan. The aim of this activity is to increase the utilization of health care services, particularly among vulnerable populations based on their needs in the Province of Pangasinan. To reach more people in the communities, the program will be upscaled to also include a community-based arm where health services will be brought from the hospital to various barangays in the province.

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One of the major accomplishments of the Office is the accreditation of all hospitals by PhilHealth as Konsulta Provider. Three major accomplishments have been achieved by the Pangasinan Hospital System through this accreditation

Biggest equipped Operating Room amongst the 14 Government Owned Hospitals in Pangasinan which has 7 OR Beds

Through the efforts of the Provincial Government, headed by Governor Ramon Guico III, the Kasama Kita sa Barangay Foundation, Inc., Niña Cares Foundation, and LGU Bayambang, the Bayambang District Hospital has the biggest and most equipped Operating Room in the Province of Pangasinan.

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Surgical Operations rendered during the 5-day Medical Surgical Mission held last January 23-27, 2023 at Bayambang District Hospital in partnership with the Kasama Kita sa Barangay Foundation Inc., University of Sto. Tomas Medical Alumni association- Memphis Group and the Provincial Government of Pangasinan.

Ceremonial MOA Signing sa Pagitan ng Prov’l Go’vt, Kasama Kita sa Barangay Foundation Inc., UST Medical Alumni Association at Memphis Outreach Group, Ginanap

Isang Memorandum of Agreement ang nilagdaan ng pamahalaang panlalawigan sa pangunguna ni Gov. Ramon Mon-Mon Guico III, Kasama Kita Barangay Foundation Inc. Chairman at Founder former Mayor Dr. Cezar T. Quiambao Bayambang District Hospital Chief Dr. Athena Marie C. Merrera, Memphis Outreach Group at University of Sto. Tomas Medical Alumni Association na pinamumunuan ni Dr. Dionisio B. Yorro, Jr. sa isasagawang Medical at Surgical Mission sa bayan ng Bayambang.
Sa mensahe ni Gov. Guico, kanyang pinasalamatan sina former Mayor Cesar T. Quiambao at kanyang maybahay Mayora Mayor Niña Jose-Quiambao sa kanilang ipinagkaloob na bagong operating rooms sa BDH at gagawing surgical mission para sa 1,200 pasyenteng mabebenepisyuhan nito sa darating na Enero 23 hanggang 27.
Sinabi din ng gobernador na ang magiging counterpart ng probinsya ay ang anesthesia machine, diskwento sa laboratory fee at iba pang medical supply.
Dagdag pa ng Gobernador, ang probinsya ay naglaan ng P500-million na budget, iba pa ang tulong na magmumula sa mga national leaders para sa lahat ng ospital. Nakipagkasundo rin siya sa Region 1 Medical Center para sa human resource at mga espesyalistang duktor.
Ayon kay former Mayor Quiambao, mayroon ng modern operating rooms ang ospital. “Sana tuloy-tuloy ang ating pagsasama kasi pare-pareho naman tayo ng objective sa ating trabaho, we are for public service” dagdag pa niya.
Naroon sa nasabing seremonya sila HMSO Administrator Dr. Dalvie Casilang, MHO Dr. Paz F. Vallo, BDH Chief Dr. Athena Marie C. Merrera, Dr. Roberto B. Gabriel, Dr. Vissia Galvez, Dr. Elizabeth Bautista, Dr. Macrina Iglesias, Dr. Kathleen De Vera, mga nurses at empleyado ng ospital.

First Walk-In Cold Room in Pangasinan that can accommodate 14,000 vials of the Coronavirus Disease Vaccines


The UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) has donated a walk-in cold room project to the Province. As per UNICEF, of all the sites they donated to, the Province is the fastest to install the cold room equipment after having installed the equipment in 21 days after initial communication.

The walk-in cold room installation is a testament to the efficient processes in the Provincial Government of Pangasinan.

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Blessing and inauguration of the walk-in cold room at Pangasinan Provincial Hospital, San Carlos City Pangasinan last January 18, 2023. This is the 28th out of 33 sites donated by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

Based on the statement by Dr. Veronica De Guzman, the DOH Provincial Health Team Leader, the walk-in cold room facility has a capacity of 7,000L that can accommodate 14,000 vials of vaccines. In addition, based on Dr. Carla Orozco, the facility is not limited to the storage of the Coronavirus disease vaccines, but it is also for the vaccines of routine immunization.