More services to offer; QC hospital gets Level 2 accreditation photo Manila Bulletin
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More services to offer; QC hospital gets Level 2 accreditation

Oct 28, 2021, 9:25 AM
Santiago Celario

Santiago Celario

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THE Quezon City government-owned Rosario Maclang Bautista General Hospital (RMBGH) was recently recognized by Department of Health (DOH) for its upgraded medical capabilities prompting the agency to upgrade its classification to Level 2.

The facility located at Barangay Batasan Hills, is a 107-bed hospital that provides medical care and treatment to District 2 residents.

“Now that the DOH has acknowledged the city's efforts to develop RMBGH into a level-2 hospital, the city can deliver enhanced health care services for the residents in the second district,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said.

A Level 1 hospital offers only minimum healthcare services such as general medicine, pediatrics, OB-Gyne, and surgery.

However, due to the city government's extensive investment, RMBGH now has Level 2 status, which includes an intensive care unit (ICU) to serve patients requiring close monitoring and intensive care treatment.

It also has neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to care for premature/ preterm and seriously-ill newborns; high-risk pregnancy unit (HRPU) for women who are confined with complications arising from pregnancy; and respiratory therapy unit for patients with cardio-pulmonary disorders.

With the upgrade, the hospital will also be departmentalized to provide service capabilities to support specialists and physicians in the field of pediatrics, family medicine, anesthesiology, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, their subspecialties, and ancillary services.

The hospital has also improved its laboratory to tertiary level with a microbiology section.

Meanwhile, Hospital Director Dr. Richard Cabotage acknowledged the unceasing support of the city government in the development and reconfiguration of the RMBGH.

“We thank the City for the necessary equipment and assistance. We will ensure that our patients receive even higher quality medical treatment,” Dr. Cabotage said.

In March, RMBGH launched its heart station with stress test, 12-Lead ECG, Holter, and 2D Echo that provides specialized diagnostic procedures for patients with suspected heart-related illness.

Amid the pandemic, RMBGH, together with other city-owned hospitals (Quezon City General Hospital and Novaliches District Hospital) and health centers, has continuously provided quality health services to QCitizens.

On the other hand RMBGH has been treating COVID-19 patients as its contribution to the city’s pandemic response.

Recently, RMBGH also initiated “OPD Fusion”, a combination of face-to-face and teleconsultation.

With the initiative, the doctor communicates with the patients through a two-way intercom system, ensuring the safety of both the doctor and the patient.

Tags: #RMBGH, #publichealthcaresystem, #healthservices, #MayorJoy, #DOH


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