Finding rural doctor a struggle for Tubungan

first_imgThe municipal government tried tappingDOH’s Doctor to the Barrio Program. Dr. Salvacion dela Cruz, DOH Region 6’smedical officer IV, was provisionally deployed to Tubungan from Sept. 9 to 30. “Doctors doing private practice earn alot, not less than P5,000 per day. On the other hand, the compensation of LGUdoctors is based on government-determined salary grade. You can’t do anythingabout it,” said Tacsagon. “Dr. Fillaro is now processing hispapers to be employed by the DOH as permanent doctor, according to Tacsagon,and if he stays in Tubungan for six months he could be considered a resident bythen,” Tacsagon added. Fillaro was immediately taken in; hestarted working on Oct. 1. Mayor Roquito Tacsagon said the hiringof a permanent RHU doctor has become difficult due to the Civil ServiceLocalization Program requiring an applicant to be a native to the assignedarea. Roqueta Gonzales, a resident, said helooks forward to seeing Tubungan’s RHU having a permanent doctor. According to the mayor, DOH Region 6pointed to the compensation offered by the LGU as another reason for thedifficulty. Then Dr. Eduardo Fillaro applied – thesole applicant, according to Tacsagon.  “Tuod nga may ospital sa Guimbal pero rayo. Kun taga-bukid kaw maplete ka pa. Kun may doctorlang man sa sentro, pareho lang manserbisyo,” said Roqueta. “We announced we’re hiring interestedTubunganon doctors but unfortunately no native doctors applied,” Tacsagon said. BY FLORY ANN TACUBAN ILOILO – Tubungan being a geographically-isolated and disadvantaged area, its rural health unit (RHU) has been operating with temporary doctors after the Municipal Health Officer retired on Dec. 31, 2018. Doctors assigned by the Department ofHealth (DOH) come and go on renewable job order contracts. The RHU is struggling to find apermanent doctor to address the townspeople’s medical needs, especially thosefrom remote areas. When medical emergencies arise, no resident doctor couldimmediately serve patients. Marivic Matillano, a local healthworker, agreed. “Naluoy kami nga gadulhogang tawo dya sa banwa para magpakonsulta, pay wara ti doctor. Nugonplete na kag oras. Indi man bi naton mapaktan kun sin-o ang ma-assign duman,” she said./PNlast_img read more

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