Med tech oathtaking conducted
The Philippine Association of Medical Technologists Inc., Negros Occidental Chapter, recently hosted the oath-taking ceremony for new med techs from Negros Occidental, at the SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City, a press release from PAMET said.
Marian Tantingco of the PRC Professional Regulatory Board of Medical Technology administered the oath of profession to about 120 new registered medical technologists, while Ricardo Puno, national president of PAMET, presided over the oath of membership.
The local PAMET, meanwhile, presented plaques of recognition to the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos and Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod as top 3 and 4 performing schools, respectively. Also recognized was Maria Inez Benedicto from UNO-R, who placed 7 th in the board examinations.
Negros Occidental has 207 new registered medical technologists, who passed the September 2015 board exams, and coming from three med tech schools in Bacolod City , the press release added.*
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Jehovah's convention set
Jehovah's Witnesses' “Imitate Jesus!” convention series will start Friday at the Himamaylan gymnasium in Himamaylan, Negros Occidental, its press release said.
The three-day convention series will demonstrate how Jesus' example can give parents and children the tools to build stronger and more united families. The program will also include a stimulating examination of Jesus' famed Sermon on the Mount, the press release also said.
Convention program Louie Rebadomia said the Sermon of the Mount offers a timeless advice that can help parents to better use their time and resources to build a more secure and loving family environment.
Admission is free, as the conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations. For more details, those interested may contact Rebadomia at 0930-1492141, the press release added.*
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RCBE assists patients
of laparoscopic surgery
The Rotary Club of Bacolod East, led by Dr. Benjamin Souribio, assisted a media practitioner and a Bacolodnon, who both underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a modern surgery on the removal of gallbladder stones, at the newly-opened South Bacolod General Hospital and Medical Center, at Araneta Street, Barangay Pahanocoy in Bacolod City, Saturday.
Glezeus Paypon works in a local cable television in Bacolod City, and Grace Astillo is a wife of a carpenter. Their laparoscopic operations were done successfully. The two said they have suffered much before the operation but were not able to immediately seek medication due to some constraints, a press release from RCBE said.
Souribio is board of director and medical affairs chief of the hospital. The laparoscopic surgeries were done with the help of Dr. Ike Mendoza and Dr. Don Ejercito, who came all the way from Manila. The two patients and their families were grateful to the help extended by RCBE, the press release said.
Souribio said it is part of the health program of RCBE to extend medical assistance to patients, who badly need surgery. “This is an early Christmas gift to them, which is in line with the Rotary International theme of ‘Be a gift to the world',” he added.
It was the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedure done at SBGHMC.
Souribio also said the problem on gallbladder stones mostly affect women, and is caused either by frequent pregnancies due to the overproduction of estrogen due to fertility; frequent intake of fatty foods; or genetic, but mostly correlated to lifestyle, the press release also said.
The advantage of undergoing a laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedure is that the pain is lesser and cosmetically, it is better than open surgery as it means less trauma to the body, the press release added.*
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