Anna Liz Cabrido

Expect house-to-house measles immunization-IPHO

Koronadal City—With the increasing number of cases of measles in Metro Manila and other key cities in the country, the Integrated Provincial Health Office of South Cotabato is preparing for the conduct of house-to-house measles vaccination. Dr. Rogelio Aturdido, Provincial Health Officer, said DOH is looking into the situation of SOCSKSARGEN region because of an …

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South Cotabato receives 8, 000 anti-rabies vaccines; to immunize 80, 000 dogs

Koronadal City—The Provincial Government of South Cotabato received 8,000-vial-anti-rabies-allocation vaccines from the Bureau of Animal Industry, Veterinary Officer-in-Charge Dr. Flora Bigot confirmed. “We have received this allocation because we have submitted a proposal to eradicate rabies in South Cotabato by 2021,” Bigot said in an interview. The Provincial Veterinary is ready to vaccinate at least …

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Community hospital in South Cotabato braces as regional hospital

Koronadal City—The Upper Valley Community Hospital in Suralah is preparing as the regional hospital in SOCSKSARGEN region since Cotabato City, where the present regional hospital is located, is now part of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). “The government is now more focus on the conversion of the regional hospital, “Cong. Ferdinand Hernandez …

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New 4-storey Provincial Hospital for South Cotabato

Koronadal City—Officials of the Provincial Government of South Cotabato spearheaded a groundbreaking ceremony of the four-story Provincial Hospital, Thursday, indicating that the province is preparing for a level three accreditation from DOH. Sen. JV Ejercito graced the event. “Perception of dilapidated government hospitals has changed through the years, “Ejercito said. Through the Health Facility Enhancement …

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South Cotabato economic enterprises gain P22M sales

Koronadal City—The economic enterprises of South Cotabato, which is composed of the cultural gym, sports complex, the tourist attraction Seven Falls and PROTECH Center, earned a total of P22M income in 2018, General Manager Edgar Prias presented during the weekly Kapihan sa Kapitolyo. Sales of the Seven Falls got a record-breaking revenue among the four …

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South Cotabato hits record high in animal health permit collection

Koronadal City—South Cotabato generated at least P400, 000 because of the massive animal health certificate collection, a Provincial Veterinary Office report confirmed. Dr. Raul Teves, Laboratory and Regulatory Division Chief, said 600 permits were released in 2018. “The establishment of an animal transport checkpoint in Polomolok contributed to the sudden increase in transport permit collection,” …

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Local health officials engage parents to increase immunization this year

Koronadal City— The decreased in immunization target among children below five years old in South Cotabato last year prompted the Integrated Provincial Health Office to engage parents for the all-year-round vaccination this year. Marifort Rafael, Health Education Promotions Officer (HEPO), pointed out the decrease in immunization target was because of the Dengvaxia vaccine issue. “We …

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Malnutrition in South Cotabato still decreasing

After the five percent malnutrition prevalence rate in 2016, South Cotabato managed to bring it down to 3.41 percent in 2018. Maria Ana Uy, Provincial Nutrition Action Officer, said the World Health Organization (WHO) cut off is five percent. “Abi namon Wala na ini sang ikanubo pero thankful gid kami nga for three years nagnubo …

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Four South Cotabato towns report decreasing firecracker-related injuries

Koronadal City—There is a decreasing number of fireworks-related injuries in four towns of South Cotabato in the last four years, according to a Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit report released recently. PESU observed large disparity of cases in the towns of Lake Sebu, Polomolok, Suralah and the City of Koronadal since 2015. Polomolok recorded 18 …

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South Cotabato intensifies road checkpoints to counter deadly animal diseases

Koronadal City—The Provincial Veterinary officials here alerted its checkpoint in Polomolok to prevent entry of hand-carried meat from tourists disembarking at the General Santos Port following on the outbreaks of the deadly African swine fever disease. However, the Bureau of Animal Industry announces the Philippines is still free from the deadly animal disease, adding that, …

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