Rural health units get new supplies

November 7, 2014 5:04 am 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 6 — Six rural health units in this province today received new office supplies and medical equipment.

The supplies, bought through the PhilHealth Capitation Fund, were distributed by Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. to the rural health units of Barotac Viejo, Leon, Mina, Janiuay, Lambunao and Passi City.

Provincial Health Officer Patricia Grace Trabado said the supplies were bought depending on the needs of each health unit.

For Barotac Viejo for instance, Trabado said they bought one binocular microscope and a fetal doppler. Leon, on the other hand, needed four fetal dopplers, two salter scale and harness and one revolving stool.

The supplies for other health units were diagnostic sets, electric fans, computer set, printer, refrigerator and autoclave.

Prior to the distribution on Thursday, the Provincial Health Office also bought 38 fetal dopplers, three diagnostic sets, 16 slater scale and harness, seven autoclaves, one binocular microscope, four revolving stools, 53 plastic chairs, air-conditioners, exhaust fans, refrigerators, and computer sets.

The supplies went to the rural health units of Ajuy, Alimodian, Balasan, Banate, Batad, Calinog, Carles, Dingle, Leganes, Guimbal, Lemery, Miagao, Oton, Tubungan, Zarraga, San Dionisio, Sta. Barbara, New Lucena and Cabatuan.

Capitation refers to the scheme or form of paying the Health Centers for specific services it provides for a particular period which is arrived at based on a predetermined criteria under the condition that any savings from the agreed amount accrues to the benefit of the Health Centers and that in case of insufficiency thereof, the particular services due to the covered beneficiaries shall be delivered at the cost of the Health Center. (PNA)



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