LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Provision of additional facilities and equipment for the 12 Provincial Government hospitals of Pangasinan are underway.
This was made possible through Provincial Resolution 1139-2017 titled: “Authorizing the Honorable Governor Amado I. Espino III to enter into and sign Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) with BIOCHEM Scientific Diagnostic Supply for the Provision of Hospital Facilities and Equipment for the Twelve (12) Provincial Government Hospitals of Pangasinan.”
Authored by Board Member Jeremy Agerico Rosario, the resolution which was approved on November 20 noted that the provincial government has been gradually embarking on new programs and projects to greatly enhance the delivery of public health and medical services to the people.
The 12 hospitals to be benefitted with new facilities and equipment are: Bayambang District Hospital, Eastern Pangasinan District Hospital, Lingayen District Hospital, Mangatarem District Hospital, Urdaneta District Hospital, Western District Hospital Asingan Community Hospital, Bolinao Community Hospital, Dasol Community Hospital, Mapandan Community Hospital, Pozorrubio Community Hospital, and Umingan Community Hospital.
As disclosed by BM Rosario, the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH) was not included in the list as most facilities and equipment are already available in the said facility.
Equipment/machines which were offered by the private company or entity include the following: hematology machine, immunoassay machine, cross matching machine, Hba1C machine, urine machine, coagulation machine, and electrolytes machine.
The provision of the mentioned equipment/machines are under Public-Private Partnering Scheme.
These are the uses of some of the equipment/machines: Hematology instruments are machines that analyze blood. Used in medical labs, hematology instruments can do blood counts, detect proteins or enzymes, and help to diagnose illnesses or genetic defects; Immunoassay machine, on the other hand, is used in hospital and clinical laboratories to run automated biochemical tests to detect the presence and concentration of substances in the samples. There are many types of tests that immunoassay analyzers can perform, including testing for cancer markers, diagnosing infectious diseases, cardiac analysis, therapeutic drug monitoring, and allergy testing and Electrolyte machine measure electrolyte levels in the human body to detect metabolic imbalances and measure renal and cardiac function.
By Dexter A. See