LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte

Department of Health – Ilocos Region turnedover one magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine to Governor Roque B. Ablan Sr. Memorial Hospital, a provincial government-owned hospital in
Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, to upgrade its services and provide more accurate diagnostic tests to various medical conditions.

“Mas mapapabuti at mabibigyan ng tamang lunas ang mga maysakit sa tulong ng MRI machine dahil mas masusuri na silang mabuti. The MRI has been proven valuable in diagnosing a broad range of conditions, including cancer, heart and vascular disease, and muscular and bone abnormalities and everyone can avail of its service at the provincial hospital,” Regional Director Paula Paz M. Sydiongco stated.

“Under the Universal Health Care, ang mga health facilities ng gobyerno ay ating aayusin at bibigyan ng mga kinakailangang mga health equipment upang lahat ng mga pasyente ay mabigyan ng kinakailangan nilang medical care at treatment at hindi na kinakailangang pumunta sa mga malalayong hospital upang makapagpagamot.”

The MRI machine was funded by the health department for ?48.5 million through its General
appropriations Act of 2020 and facilitated by its Health Facility Enhancement Program (HFEP). The HFEP’s objective is to improve public health facilities by constructing new and upgrading and rehabilitating existing public health facilities and services across the country.

Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Joseph M. Manotoc, who received the equipment through a deed of donation, expressed his appreciation for the donation. He assured that the donated equipment will be utilized in accordance to its purpose and ensured that it will be properly maintained and well taken care of.

Glen Ramos/DOH-Ilocos Region


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