The Department of Health formally commenced the Surgical Caravan on October 3, 2017 at the New Provincial Hospital in the Municipality of Kapatagan. This is a nationwide program of DOH intended to address the surgical needs of the identified 20 million poorest of the poor Filipinos across the country. The Department of Health Region 10 in partnership with the Local Government Units of Lanao del Norte will perform a series of surgical operations to those identified and verified individuals who are in need of such medical operations.
Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo welcomes the caravan and expressed her gratitude to DOH 10 Regional Director, Dr. Nimfa B. Torrizo for giving priorities to the people of the Province of Lanao del Norte by endorsing to DOH Secretary Paulyn Jean B. Roselle-Ubial, which the latter approved without hesitation and to the Doctors of Amai Pakpak lead by Dr. Sharvyl Anthony Cantilla for including the province as part of this Surgical Caravan Program.
The Governor humbly asked the doctors present in the event that are not from the province to help or provide suggestions on how to improve the provincial hospitals in addressing the medical needs of the patients. The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte is serious in improving the services of the six provincial hospitals in both medical equipments and human services.
Dr. Melania A. Untao, head of the Provincial Health Office tirelessly comply with the requirements of the Department of Health by regularly attending seminars and other essential activities in the regional office in Cagayan de Oro City.
Dr. Sharvyl Anthony Cantilla hopes that this Surgical Caravan will be a success not only for their team from Amai Pakpak but also to the doctors of the New Kapatagan Provincial Hospital and to the Province of Lanao del Norte.
The TSEKAP Program or Tamang Serbisyo Para sa Kalusugan ng Pamilya with the theme, “ToDOH Alaga, May Sikap na, May Operasyon Pa!” In Lanao del Norte, this caravan will be up to October 5, 2017 at the New Kapatagan Provincial Hospital.
The Doctors of Amai Pakpak who willingly offered their services of the Surgical Caravan are the following.
Team 1: Dr. Matthew Robert A. Baquiano / Dr. Catherine C. Jumawan / Dr. Ken P. Dadula / Dr. Moamar M. Casim / Dr. Bingjahar Barapantao / Dr. Sohaina L. Latiph / Dr. Sorabia M. Marohomsalic / Dr. Sahria L. Garangan.
Tean 2: Dr. Rose Belle Rahon-Sucgang / Dr. Anna Maria A. Arnado / Dr. Breech Martin I. Pabas / Dr. Bainary Macaurog / Dr. Cosmina Macawadib / Dr. Najib M. Pangcatan / Dr. Athena Hafizza D. Abdullah
On September 3, 2017, Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Aledo were thankful to the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the leadership of Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo and to the doctors and nurses who performed the operation of their son, Jameson Aledo, 13 years old. Residents of Purok 2 Concepcion, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte. As well as Mr. and Mrs. Lucman Elias Ampaso, who have expressed their gratitude to Governor Angging and to the doctors who conducted the cleft lip operation to Mohamad Maher, their 1 year old son, who resides in Tambo in the Municipality of Munai, Lanao del Norte. PIO-LDN