BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Negros Occidental 5th district Rep. Emilio “Dino” Yulo is pushing for the inclusion of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) in the One Hospital Command (OHCS) System of the provincial government.
After being briefed by Dr. Girlie Pinongan, Hospital Operations Division chief, Yulo said he was impressed by the OHCS of the provincial government, although it needs a little bit fine tuning.
He stressed the need for more coordination between the regional hospital and the One Hospital Command system of the provincial government of Negros Occidental.
The One Hospital Command System serves as the center of communication for coordinated referrals of patients to various Capitol-managed hospitals, thus, avoiding overcrowding at hospital triage and emergency rooms.
Through the OHCS, Yulo said “you will know, at any given time, where hospitals and doctors are available.”
The 5th district solon also commended the Information Technology (IT) of the provincial government, along with Pinongan and other provincial officials for their inputs in the realization of OHCS.
Yulo said he is hopeful that CLMMRH will be part of the OHCS, although the regional hospital is part of a national government agency.
Since we are also part of the national government, apparently referring to being a member of the House of Representatives, Yulo said “we will look at that.”
Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson has revealed plan to strengthen the OHCS by tapping local government units (LGUs) in all 31 cities and municipalities to boost the province’s emergency response service.
“We will urge all local government units (LGUs) to adopt the OHCS program to further simplify the process of providing our constituents with rescue and medical interventions in times of emergency,” Lacson said.
OHCS also facilitates medical transport and patient pick-up arrangements, provides health system capacity, data analytics, risk communications, and optimizes the use of critical care services of every hospital in Negros Occidental.
During his meeting with Pinongan and Dr. Ma. Lalaine Teorema, chief of the Ignacio Lopez Arroyo Memorial Hospital in Isabela, Negros Occidental, Yulo also discussed the construction of a dialysis center, which was started by his predecessor, former Rep. Maria Lourdes Arroyo.
Yulo said the construction of the dialysis center at the hospital annex is 40 percent completed.
“It’s a work in progress,” he added as he assured funds for its completion.*