by Irma A. Guhit
SORSOGON CITY, July 25 (PIA) — In an evaluation-conference meeting held here today at Jane’s Restaurant, the Sorsogon Provincial Health Partnership Team (SPHPT) gave the evaluation on the implementation of the province of Sorsogon in the Measles-Rubella Supplemental Implementation Activity (MR-SIA).
According to Charito Diaz, MR-SIA coordinator of the Provincial Health Office here, said that the purpose of the meeting was also to update all health implementors of the milestones gained in the implementation of the program and also to share and exchange experiences regarding the issues and concerns ventilated during the implementation of the activity.
She also said that this meeting is also a call for celebration and commendation to all health workers specially the 5 top local government unit – implementors who will be given recognition.
According to Diaz, this years 5 top local government implementor of the MR-SIA program with 100% accomplishment were the municipalities of Matnog and Sta Magdalena followed by the municipality of Juban with 99% implementation and the local government of Donsol and Pilar with 98% implementation coverage.
The office of Sorsogon 1st district representative, Congressman Salvador Escudero III have provided gift inventives to the 5 top LGU implementor together with the Sorsoganon Kita group, a non governmental organization who will handle this year’s Kasanggayahan Festival activities.
The top performers were also made to share their experiences in the implementation of the program. Their sharing showed that several of the best practices implemented in the success of the program were more on the full support of the local government executives especially regarding logistics, manpower and mobility.
Dr. Edwin Garcia, provincial health officer of the Sorsogon Provincial Health Office (PHO) also commended the commitment of all the Vaccination Teams (VTs) who conducted regular daily assessment of what transpired during the day after their activity.
Meanwhile Dr. Liduvina Dorion, assistant provincial health officer explained that the target of the provincial health MR-SIA showed some disparity in the implementation because of the difference between the target population provided by DOH as against the actual population in the barangays or in the local government unit as to the projected clientile vis-a-vis the actual clientile.
“This has to be corrected and given right accurate data”, Dorion said.
Diaz also shared that the Bicol Region ranked third in the national level implementation while in the regional level Sorsogon has satisfactorily carried out the program. (PIA-SORSOGON)