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MMMH&MC Starts Info Drive on COVID Vaccines


MMMHMS STARTS INFO DRIVE ON COVID VACCINES

BATAC CITY—State-run Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC) has started an info drive to convince Ilocos Norte residents to be inoculated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (CoVID-19) vaccine.

Jhey-ar O. Mangati, MMMH&MC’s Health Education and Promotions Officer, said that the role of a local information drive is very critical to the outcome of the national government’s CoVID-19 vaccination efforts.

Mangati said that localized communication effort on CoVID-19 would gain the consent of an individual to be vaccinated, as well as public trust and confidence, especially in a time that people might be swayed by anti-vaxxers across social media.

MMMH&MC Expands Intensive Care Unit for Babies


NICU Expansion

BATAC CITY—State-run Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC) has expanded its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), ensuring that babies born here under the most critical health conditions will have a higher chance of survival.

Dr. Emmanuel Darwin Francisco Ranada, member of the expanded NICU pioneering team, said that the expansion allowed for additional 15 more beds in the unit, making the total bed capacity of the facility at 30.

Ranada said that MMMH&MC now houses the largest NICU across Ilocos Norte. The expansion of the NICU included the most advanced technology in terms of intensive care for babies, Ranada added.