Mayor Step convenes Local Health Board

The Local Health Board convened last February 13, 2014 as called for by City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan to discuss on relevant concerns.

Present during the said meeting were Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee Chair on Health, Social and Related Services City Councilor Myla Cinco, City Health Officer Dr. Gerarda Tizon, Assistant City Health Officers Dr. Amalia Tirazona and Dr. Anna Sophia Lim along with other staff from the said office along with City Accountant Ms. Peachy Daguman. Representing the Department of Health (DOH) was Ms. Joy Nabong, NGO Representative Ms. Riza Jatulan for Family Planning Organization of the Philippines – Samar Chapter and Mr. Mark Bons Mabutin Fernandez for The Waray-Waray Youth Advocates (WARAYA).

Discussed during the said meeting were concerns on the allocated budget for 2014, which are:

1. Health Programs – P 27, 586,473. 20
2. PhilHealth (new) – 1,892,843.00
3. Nutrition – 500,000.00
4. PhilHealth re-enrollment – 1,200,000.00
5. STI – 250,000.00
6. Purchase of medical kit during calamity – 300,000.00
7. Sanitary toilet construction – 2,000,000.00
8. Hunger Mitigation – 5,000,000.00
9. Salintubig – 1,325,000.00

TOTAL: 40,054,316.20

Additional issues and concerns that was discussed by the body;
a. Lack of RHM (the ratio is 1 is to 5,000)
b. Nurse deployment program- LGU support for travel support
c. CHT forms
d. BHW’s retirees
f. Health leadership follow-up management program-zuellig
g. PhilHealth

The Local Health Board serves as an advisory committee to the Sanggunian on health matters for public health purposes and create committees consistent with the administrative standards of the Department of Health (DOH).

(Data provided by the Office of the City Health)

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