ONA awarded for best prac­tices in in­fec­tion preven­tion con­trol

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AN­GE­LES CITY- Mayor Edgardo Pam­intuan com­mended the staff of Ospi­tal Ning An­ge­les (ONA) for bag­ging the award for Best Prac­tices in In­fec­tion Preven­tion Con­trol dur­ing the flag rais­ing cer­e­mony, Mon­day.

“This is a man­i­fes­ta­tion that our hospital is rais­ing the stan­dards not only with its in­fras­truc­ture but also in terms of the ser­vices given to our cit­i­zens,” said Pam­intuan.

“Many An­geleños are de­pend­ing on the ser­vices of­fered by ONA and with the grow­ing health­care needs of the peo­ple, we are plan­ning to build the first pace­maker cen­ter in the city housed in ONA to cater peo­ple with ar­rhyth­mias,” added Pam­intuan.

ONA was awarded for Best Prac­tices in In­fec­tion Preven­tion Con­trol dur­ing the 68th an­nual na­tional con­ven­tion of the Philip­pine Hospital As­so­ci­a­tion (PHA) held last Novem­ber 16 at the Manila Hotel.

Ac­cord­ing to Dr. Rodel Dungca, Head of ONA, “this award is given to hos­pi­tals both pub­lic and pri­vate, which are meet­ing the stan­dards of the PHA in terms of clean­li­ness, san­i­ta­tion and in­fec­tion con­trol.”

“Con­trary to what oth­ers think of ONA be­fore, such as be­ing un­san­i­tized, it is now at par with the pri­vate hos­pi­tals in the city with its own Re­nal Care unit, In­ten­sive Car­diac Care Unit, and Che­mother­apy In­fu­sion Unit,” Dungca added.

ONA is one of the 22 awardees among 5,000 par­tic­i­pat­ing hos­pi­tals rec­og­nized by the PHA.

Mean­while, Pam­intuan tasked the City Health Of­fice (CHO)

to con­duct an ex­am­i­na­tion among An­geleños who re­ceived the anti-dengue vac­cine on the probe of De­part­ment of Jus­tice (DOJ) af­ter find­ing out that the said vac­cine may cause se­vere health risks to chil­dren.

Dr. Le­nario San­tos, res­i­dent doctor at the CHO as­sures the city that it will re­view all the data of the An­geleños who took the said vac­cine and put them un­der ob­ser­va­tion.

“We are go­ing through the data and we will fur­ther our scope to iden­tify all the peo­ple who were given the shots,” San­tos said.

San­tos also sought the help of school teach­ers in mon­i­tor­ing and iden­ti­fy­ing the stu­dents who took the shot for them to be given the proper med­i­ca­tion as­sis­tance if found sick.

The Den­gavaxia is an anti-dengue vac­cine given to peo­ple ages 9 to 45 and was first re­leased in the Philip­pines last 2015. A to­tal of 733,713 peo­ple recorded have taken the shot in Cen­tral Lu­zon, Cal­abar­zon, and Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion.


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