After the parade, the health workers were given the chance to speak about their advocacies, the ways to achieve these goals, and reach out to the public.
The winning pair, doctors Karl Alvin Corpuz and Vernie Constantino, advocated for the establishment of a nutrition support clinic in the hospital which shall ensure the delivery of vital nutritional needs to Ilocanos, specially the poor and marginalized.
Mr. Jhey-ar O. Mangati, MMMH&MC’s Health Education and Promotions Officer, in an interview also mentioned that the event is also the Hospital’s way of preparing for the upcoming inter-Regional Department of Health (DOH)-Hospital Friendship Games to be held in Tuguegarao City. The games shall be participated by DOH-retained hospitals from Regions 1 & 2 and CAR.
“We are looking forward to the friendship games as this is also an opportunity for every DOH retained hospital across Northern Luzon to strengthen linkages and referral system benefiting our thousands of patients to easily have access to quality and effective health care services,” said Mangati.
In November 2018, the MMMH&MC passed the compliance stage and bagged the Gold Governance Trailblazer Award as part of its efforts under the Performance Governance System which ensures that government services are being brought closer to the Filipinos.
---John Michael Mugas