On August 2, 2017, three Doctors were named as the new head of the three Provincial Hospitals in Lanao del Norte; Dr. Remedios Fernandez from the Provincial Hospital of the Municipality of Kauswagan is now the Chief Doctor of the Municipality of Baroy; Dr. Shorayah A. Tucal, from Kolambugan has been transferred to the Municipality of Kauswagan; and Dr. Demetrio U. Opamen is the recent head of the Provincial Hospital in Kolambugan.
This transfer and new appointment has been approved by Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging“ Quibranza-Dimaporo through the Personnel Selection Board of the province. Members of the Board were present during the turn-over ceremony held in each provincial hospital.
2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo congratulated all personnel present in the ceremonies for their dedication in maintaining the cleanliness of their hospital aside from taking care of the patients.
Congressman Bobby emphasized that employee who has a good standing record will surely be noticed by their superior. An employee does not only go to work because he has to but goes to work because he loves to, especially working in the government as public servants; where ever you may be, continue the good working relation with your co-workers, superiors and to the people whom we are serving. The head of every department, office and agency should see to it that unity among employees is always intact in order to maintain the good performance in serving the constituents of the province added the Congressman.
Dr. Remedios Fernandez is thankful for the warm welcome she has received from the personnel of Baroy Provincial Hospital. “As your new Chief if you have any concern or problems please do not hesitate to tell me”. In leading the hospital towards the objective, the Doctor said, “I believe that anybody of us is important, for us to achieve our goal, we need teamwork and I expect that from every one of you”.
The new Chief of Kauswagan Provincial Hospital expressed her gratitude to the employees. Dr. Shoraya A. Tucal is positive that concerns shall be addressed when teamwork and cooperation will reign among all employees.
Dr. Demetrio U, Opamen, newly appointed Chief of the Provincial Hospital of Kolambugan see to it that there will be changes for good. “The only permanent in this world is change” said Dr. Opamen by adapting to the new system in providing medical care to the people of Kolambugan and nearby areas. The Doctor calls for harmony and cooperation to attain this goal. “If there are any resistors to the changes, we will manage them”, he said.
Provincial Health Office head Dr. Melania Untao cites the importance of human resource; No matter what we do to beautify our hospitals and improve its health facilities but when there is something wrong in the management in its interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship then all will be useless. Let us put in mind that our goal is towards providing quality health care services to the people of Lanao del Norte.
Eugenie Pusing head of the Provincial Human Resource Management and Development Office discussed the managerial duties of the head doctor: 1. Manage hospital operations and make decisions on hospital operation issues and concern; 2. Formulate operational plans and policies to meet standard hospital performance and achieve economic targets; and 3. Provide direction, motivation, performance standard, appropriate disciplinary actions, recognition and competency enhancement program for hospital personnel.
Provincial Resource Management Center as financial manager of the provincial government, expressed its commitment to provide assistance to all Provincial Hospital. To ensure availability of medicines at all times, Gemma A. Harun head of PRMC appeals to the staff overseeing the stocks to dutifully monitor the supplies and should purchase in advance.
“We are not after the profit but we are after the quality of service. We also like that the Provincial Government can provide sustainability of our medicines”, said Harun.
According to Brigida Tañgonan, Provincial Administrator, the Provincial Capitol is the support system in providing basic services which is the health services that is very vital to our communities. We dedicate ourselves to provide medical services to all residents of Lanao del Norte particularly to marginal families, and marginal members of the population said Brigida Tañgonan, Provincial Administrator.
The health care system of the Province of Lanao del Norte is second to none in providing medical services to its people. It started during the last term of Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo when she accepted beneficiaries who are indigents. With her kind and merciful heart these indigents benefitted the medical services for free and to this very moment the Provincial Government continuously provides the essential basic services for the people of Lanao del Norte.
Lyndon Calica, head of the Provincial Information Office acknowledged Dr. Remedios Fernandez of her dedication in providing assistance to those who are in need. Dr. Fernandez one of the most proactive Chief of hospital, proactive because she immediately acts on the situation without any hesitation just to ease your worries cites Calica.
On addressing the Chiefs of hospitals of their new work place, Lyndon Calica picked a quote for them to ponder, “What matters isn’t being applauded when you arrive – for that is common – but being missed when you leave”.
Governor Angging welcomes the changes in installing new Chief of each three hospitals. The Provincial Governor reminded all employees of the hospital to be sensitive in handling the patients specially the less fortunate. “As public servants, we should not discriminate anyone, regardless of their economic, religious and ethnicity. We should serve the people heartily; everybody deserves to be treated nicely”.
Governor Angging encouraged all employees as public servants to work harmoniously as a team and must support their Chief in providing medical services to the people of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty”. PIO-LDN