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Duterte ex­tends Janairo’s term as Doh-cal­abar­zon re­gional di­rec­tor

- By Claudeth Mo­con-ciri­aco

STRESS­ING that Covid-19 cases in Cal­abar­zon (Cavite, La­guna, Batan­gas, Rizal, Que­zon) re­mains rel­a­tively high and his ser­vice is still needed to ad­dress the prob­lem, Pres­i­dent Duterte has ap­proved the ex­ten­sion of gov­ern­ment ser­vice of Dr. Ed­uardo C. Janairo be­yond the com­pul­sory re­tire­ment age, as Di­rec­tor IV of the Depart­ment of Health (DOH) in the re­gion.

“He still has a lot of work to do. Maram­ing Covid sa Cal­abar­zon at kailan­gan itong so­lusyu­nan agad para hindi na du­mami pa [and this should be given so­lu­tion to stop the spread of the virus], Duterte said.

“At saka marami pa siyang ma­g­a­gawa. [He has still a lot of work to do]. I can hon­estly say, the gov­ern­ment still needs his ex­per­tise,” he added.

Janairo re­tired on Novem­ber 20, 2020 serv­ing the DOH for 38 years.

He has en­forced the needed change on the cur­rent setup of DOH for the gov­ern­ment to im­prove health ac­cess to the grass roots level and pro­vide the nec­es­sary health care for the poor, the Indige­nous Peo­ple (IPS) and those in

the Ge­o­graph­i­cally Iso­lated and Dis­ad­van­taged Ar­eas (GIDA).

He is the only health ex­ec­u­tive to serve in nine DOH Re­gional Of­fices as di­rec­tor and the only one to re­ceive an ex­ten­sion in ser­vice.

For his part, Janairo wel­comed the priv­i­lege that was ac­corded to him to serve the gov­ern­ment again.

The Ex­ec­u­tive Or­der from Malaca

ñang was re­ceived by Janairo on De­cem­ber 15, 2020.

PRC calls for more blood dona­tions

AN­TIC­I­PAT­ING a pos­si­ble surge in the de­mand for blood sup­ply and re­serves dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son, the Philip­pine Red Cross (PRC) is call­ing on blood donors to do­nate and re­plen­ish the re­serves in case of emer­gen­cies.

“Ang pan­gan­gailan­gan sa dugo ay hindi tu­mitigil [The need for blood doesn’t stop],” PRC Chair­man & CEO Sen. Richard Gor­don said in a ra­dio broad­cast in­ter­view.

The PRC, he said, is call­ing on the peo­ple to keep in touch with PRC’S 103 chap­ters and 98 blood cen­ters or call 143 for ur­gent blood con­cerns.

“We know that blood will be a top con­cern in this sea­son. PRC will be open to help,” Gor­don as­sured.

To bet­ter work dur­ing any un­to­ward in­ci­dent, PRC calls on donors too, to give blood, cit­ing that the hol­i­day this sea­son is the lean­est month and our do­na­tion drives will surely slow down.

“We en­cour­age peo­ple to do­nate blood for this will be a great help in our ef­forts to pro­vide aid to the most vul­ner­a­ble,” he added.

For the lo­ca­tion of the blood cen­ters and avail­able sched­ule, peo­ple may visit this link: https://red­cross.org. ph/give- blood/. In the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion, PRC blood banks are lo­cated in its na­tional head­quar­ters at 37 Edsa cor­ner, Boni Av­enue, Man­daluy­ong City; and in its Manila blood bank at Boni­fa­cio Drive, Port Area, Manila.

 ?? PHOTO COURTESY OF PIA ?? DEPART­MENT of Health- Cal­abar­zon Re­gional Di­rec­tor Ed­uardo C. Janairo ad­dresses a re­cent event in this file photo. Pres­i­dent Duterte has ap­proved on Tues­day the Janairo’s term ex­ten­sion fol­low­ing his 38 years in gov­ern­ment ser­vice.
PHOTO COURTESY OF PIA DEPART­MENT of Health- Cal­abar­zon Re­gional Di­rec­tor Ed­uardo C. Janairo ad­dresses a re­cent event in this file photo. Pres­i­dent Duterte has ap­proved on Tues­day the Janairo’s term ex­ten­sion fol­low­ing his 38 years in gov­ern­ment ser­vice.

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