NGO to expand clinic services in Iloilo

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm 

ILOILO CITY, June 28 – A non-government organization chalked its 41st year presence in this southern city with a proposed expansion of clinic services to serve more indigent and subsidized paying Ilonggo clients especially on reproductive health.

Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) Iloilo Chapter president Dr. Betty Polido said the proposal was embodied in a recent project feasibility study on selected FPOP chapters in the country that will provide expanded clinic services and its market and financial potentials.

The three FPOP chapters such as in Iloilo City, Kidapawan City in North Cotabato and Santiago City in the province of Isabela were selected in the study as potential market for expanded services and products.

Polido said the feasibility and viability analysis of the financial projections which include net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR) and project pay-back period showed the Iloilo clinic as the most feasible project among the three areas.

A significant factor for the positive results is that Western Visayas has higher population of women of reproductive age (WRA) as confirmed by the Commission on Population Regional Dir. Vicente Molejona.

This is the basis for sales calculations aside from the Iloilo clinic having the capacity to generate additional wealth from its original investment as highest compared to the two other areas, FPOP chapter manager Mona Diones said.

The current products and services offered at the local chapter located at the second floor of YMCA building in Iloilo City include family planning services and products such as oral contraceptives, IUDs, injectable hormonal contraceptives, condoms and spermicides; maternal health care services such as pre-natal and post natal care, pregnancy tests and normal delivery package through referrals; reproductive health care services such as PAP smear test, gram stain, infertility and impotency consultation and management; gynecological services such as albothyl concentrate, IUD check-up or removal, and cervical cancer vaccination; and medical consultations such obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, general medicines and minor surgeries.

Diones said the local chapter is expected to transfer on the YMCA groundfloor in order to implement the expansion program prior to building its own building in order to accommodate its growing clientele. (PNA)

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