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Health official visits Region 8

Tacloban City (September 26) -- The Department of Health Eastern Visayas is being visited today by no less than the assistant Secretary of Health David Lozada.

This was announced by Department of Health Regional Office 8 Director Teogenes Baluma.

Director Baluma informed that Assistant Secretary David Lozada is the head of the Department of Health Integrity Development Committee and the head of the Implementing Coordinating Office for Visayas.

This afternoon, ASEC Lozada visited the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center, the Tacloban Herbal Pharmaceutical Processing and Manufacturing Plant and the Schistosomiasis Hospital in Palo, Leyte.

The Assistant Secretary is also scheduled to visit and have an ocular inspection at the Our Lady of Porciuncula Hospital in Calbayog City, the only private hospital which forged an the agreement with the local government of Calbayog City to accommodate forty (40) indigent patients who will be subsidized by the city government.

Director Baluma added that the Assistant Secretary will also officially visit and inspect the Provincial Office of the Department of Health and the Provincial Hospital of Samar which is located in Catbalogan City.

As the head of the Department of Health Integrity Committee, Assistant Secretary Lozada is scheduled to conduct an Orientation on Integrity Development at the Department of Health Eastern Visayas Office at Candahug, Palo, Leyte on September 28, 2007.

Director Baluma said that this Orientation will be participated in by the personnel of the Department of Health Eastern Visayas, the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center and the Schistosomiasis Hospital.

Director Baluma through DOH Information Officer Marissa Nicolasora, expressed optimism that the visit of Assistant Secretary Lozada will bear positive results for the benefit of the people in the Region. (PIA 8) [top]

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