The Angeles City government has proven once again its excellence in providing health services to the community after receiving recognition in Tuesday’s 6th Central Luzon Excellence Awards for Health (CLExAH) 2017 of the Department of Health (DOH).
Three awards were given to the city — the Animal Bite Treatment Center (ABTC) Quality Service Award, Consistency in Field Health Services Information System (FHSIS) Reports Submission for the year 2017, and Pulang Laso Excellence Award.
“We promise to continue the programs that our department created for the different medical needs of our people. This recognition is a manifestation of our hardwork and dedication in delivering the best public health service to the Angeleños,” health officer Dr. Lenario Santos said.
Dr. Hernand Tulud, ABTC head, said the zero rabies-related deaths from 2012 to 2016 and the complete medications provided for the animal bite victims paved the way for winning the Quality Service Award.
“We are very thankful to the local government under the leadership of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan. We are proud to say that the ABTC in Angeles City is the only center which provides the full course of medication to the patients and it is free of charge,” Tulud said.
The second award was obtained with the prompt and consistent submission of health data reports to the regional and national offices.
Pulang Laso Excellence Award, on the other hand, was given to Juan Positive Movement Association Inc., a community-based organization in partnership with the DOH and the local government in Angeles City which shares awareness and treatment plans to HIV-positive individuals.
The organization aims to bridge the gap between the HIV victims and the treatment hubs where education about HIV and AIDS and free testing are offered.
“The doors of our treatment facility, the Bale Angeleño Reproductive Health and Wellness Center (RHWC) in Balibago, are open. Our satellite hubs are available to serve the people of the city especially to individuals who fear the public stigma on people living with HIV/AIDS,” RHWC head Dr. Verona Guevarra said.
For his part, Mayor Pamintuan lauded the efforts of the city’s health and medical personnel for always giving “the best foot forward” in the name of public service.
“These awards are proof of all of our hardwork and we do not stop here. We will continue serving our people with the optimum public health care service they truly deserve,” the mayor said.
With the theme, “Sustaining Excellence in Health in 2017 and beyond…” the CLExAH 2017 aims to recognize the efforts of all the doctors and nurses in Central Luzon who have been continuously delivering quality medical services to the people. (PNA)