NMMC starts 3-day cen­ten­nial year cul­mi­na­tion

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Top Stories - Jo Ann Sablad

THE North­ern Min­danao Med­i­cal Cen­ter (NMMC) has started its three-day cul­mi­na­tion ac­tiv­ity after its year-long cel­e­bra­tion of the cen­ter’s cen­ten­nial year of pro­vid­ing med­i­cal ser­vices to the peo­ple of the re­gion.

The cul­mi­na­tion ac­tivThe ity, which is held at the ac­tiv­ity cen­ter of Cen­trio Ay­ala Mall, Ca­gayan de Oro from Oc­to­ber 8 to 10, aims to re­call the past of NMMC as it was known be­fore as the Misamis Ori­en­tal Pro­vin­cial Hos­pi­tal or the pro­vin­cial hos­pi­tal for short.

It is also con­ducted to ed­u­cate the pub­lic on var­i­ous dis­eases and health care aware­ness.

“We also aim to in­form the pub­lic that the hos­pi­tal is con­tin­u­ously im­prov­ing. Nag im­prove ta then we are aim­ing to im­prove more so that some­day, karon nga 100 years, moabot na pud ta og an­other 100 years,” Dr. Neal Rana, the chair­man of the cen­ten­nial ex­hibit and one of the doc­tors of NMMC, said.

The event show­cases an ex­hibit of spec­i­mens; pan­els con­tain­ing the his­tory of the depart­ment and ser­vices of­fered; and the mem­o­ra­bilia or equip­ment used sev­eral years be­fore.

Apart from the ex­hibit, there are also talks on sig­nif­i­cant health top­ics such as: HIV aware­ness, dengue, dis­eases of women and men, den­tal dis­eases, health and nu­tri­tion, sports dis­eases, among oth­ers.

“This is very im­por­tant, es­pe­cially for the pub­lic kay karon evolv­ing ang atong knowl­edge. Ever chang­ing ang atong knowl­edge, ev­ery­day naa tay change of in­for­ma­tion. So, we have to ed­u­cate the pub­lic re­gard­ing what is cur­rent and what will be the fu­ture also of health care,” Rana said.

They also have a Health Ed­u­ca­tion and Pro­mo­tion Unit which ed­u­cates the pub­lic about anti-smok­ing cam­paign; ed­u­ca­tion re­gard­ing HIVAids, preven­tion; breast can­cer aware­ness; stroke aware­ness; tu­ber­cu­lo­sis aware­ness; and the ben­e­fits of giv­ing blood/blood dona­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to Rana, the event is en­dorsed by the Com­mis­sion on Higher Ed­u­ca­tion (CHED) to col­lege in­sti­tu­tions all over North­ern Min­danao, which ex­plains why there were sev­eral stu­dents present dur­ing the open­ing of the ac­tiv­ity on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 8.

“We are very happy sa atong hos­pi­tal nga ni­abot ta og 100 years. We are happy also to in­form the pub­lic that we are con­tin­u­ally im­prov­ing so that some­day we will again at­tain an­other 100 years,” Rana said.

“We are wel­com­ing ev­ery­one to come here, so we are invit­ing you to come with us, to cel­e­brate with us,” he added.

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