PASAY CITY, 8 May (PIA) - The Department of Health (DOH) recently recognized Pasay City’s health center for its successful TB management program.
DOH bestowed Dr. E. M. Lagrosa Health Center the prestigious 2013 Programmatic Management of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (PMDT) Achievement Award for NCR and Luzon Cluster.
The said health center bested all other health centers in Luzon that are implementing drug resistant tuberculosis management.
“I am very pleased that the conscientiousness and hard work of our health workers is being recognized by none other than the DOH,” Pasay City Mayor Antonino “Tony” Calixto said.
Aside from providing basic health services to its catchment area, the Lagrosa Health Center-PMDT Satellite Treatment Center also specializes in caring for Multiple Drug Resistant TB (MDRTB) patients since June 2011.
These are patients who could no longer be treated with first-line anti-TB drugs and need to be managed with more expensive anti TB medicines for a longer time.
Meanwhile, Pasay Health Office chief Dr. Cesar Encinares said that the awards are a testament to the ability of the Pasay City Government and its medical personnel to take on additional and special assignments over and above its mandated job and perform the task above par.
The Lagrosa Health Center received the prestigious “Best Performing Satellite Treatment Center” for surpassing the probable screening rate of 98 percent where the set target is at 70 percent only. This also includes punctual submission of monthly and quarterly reports, proper inventory of drugs and medication as well as the active participation of Health Centers in tuberculosis management. (PASAY-PIO/RJB/JEG/PIA-NCR)