Capitol to spend for docs’ training
Lorraine Ecarma (The Freeman) - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  The Province of Cebu is taking strides in ensuring the competence of all public doctors of all provincial hospitals.

A resolution sponsored by 4th District Provincial Board Member and Health and Social Services Committee Chairperson Kerrie Keanne Shimura has authorized Governor Gwen Garcia to execute and sign the Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Health- Central Visayas Center for Health Development (DoH-CVCHD) and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) to conduct the Practice Based Residency Program (PBRP).

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan has approved the resolution in its session last week.

"It is one of the pivotal endeavors of the Province of Cebu to capacitate medical doctors assigned in localities or in all provincial hospitals to be duly trained and certified primary care and health physicians," the resolution read.

DoH-CVCHD will be training provincial doctors so they may successfully acquire both primary care and health physician certifications.

VCMMC will also contribute in the field of family medicine since it has received accreditation for the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians in Central Visayas.

The Province of Cebu has 12 district hospitals and four provincial hospitals.

Garcia, in a recent interview, has expressed her desire to improve the quality of service provided by medical practitioners in provincial hospitals to their patients.

“One of our biggest headaches ang hospital. Ngano labad akong ulo ana? Dili sa infra. Mga gahi kaayog ulo nga mga doctors and mga nurses ug hospital personnel,” she said.

The province will be responsible for the transportation and coordination of trainers and trainee doctors.

The provincial government will also shoulder the salaries and benefits of the doctors who will participate in the training. — GAN (FREEMAN)

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