Upgrading at the Aklan hospital continues

June 14, 2011 12:17 am 

KALIBO, Aklan, June 13 — The Dr. Rafael S. Tumbukon Memorial Hospital (DRSTMH) is upgrading its services to become a tertiary hospital in order to maximize its potentials in serving the health concerns of Aklan residents.

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Aklan recently passed a resolution endorsing the plan of the Makati Medical Center (MMC) to donate its used hospital beds to DRSTMH. MMC is undergoing modernization.

Provincial board member Phoebe Clarice Cabagnot said she sought the help of her fellow board members to request for used hospital beds of the MMC for DRSTMH.

Aside from the hospital beds, the MMC is also willing to donate other used hospital equipment that can still be used by the provincial hospital.

"The Aklan provincial government is willing to shoulder the funds needed to transfer the items from Makati City to the provincial hospital," said Cabagnot.

The DRSTMH management also recently announced that it had reactivated its CT scan machine. The brand new CT scan machine was destroyed by Typhoon Frank in 2008.

Earlier this year, the DRSTMH also opened the first health information system (HIS), a web-based application that stores important operational data from local health facilities all over the province.

Data submitted to Aklan HIS is stored at a computer system of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) at DRSTMH. The system currently accepts data on Inventory Management, Personnel Management, and LGU Scorecard. (PNA)

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