NEWS | 2021/04/06 | LKRO
Medical physicians from Kidapawan City to gain from sharing of best practices with Korean counterparts through webinar
KIDAPAWAN CITY, April 5, 2021 – Medical doctors based in Kidapawan City engage in a session with counterparts from South Korea in the Public Health and Services Improvement webinar at the Convention Hall, Kidapawan City from April 5-9, 2021.
The activity aims to help physicians and other front liners to gain more knowledge from the International Urban Training Center in Gangwin Province of the Republic of South Korea in reducing risks of death from non-communicable disease, other emerging and re-emerging infections, environmental threats and most importantly in fighting the Covid-19 disease.
City Health Officer Dr. Jocelyn Encienzo informed that the 5-day webinar will provide more skills and enhance the capability of local doctors to address medical and health concerns amid the health crisis brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This is a very timely seminar, with relatively new learnings and adoption of best practices from our medical counterparts in South Korea”, said Dr. Encienzo as she thanked Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista for his directive to organize the webinar which encompasses both government and private doctors.
For his part, Mayor Evangelista said his administration will take every opportunity to help front liners improve their capacities and in the long run learn how to apply new strategies in medical and health in the new normal way of living.
Mayor Evangelista himself had gone to South Korea in previous years and successfully attended environmental seminars and applied the learnings and best practices here in Kidapawan City particularly in waste or garbage disposal and protection of the environment.
Through the CHO and the City Tourism Office, he earlier tapped the members of the North Cotabato Medical Society to engage with the activity realizing it as a highly essential action to further improve the campaign against Covid-19 and other health issues and concerns.
“We will not let up in looking for ways to help our front liners especially now that there is again an emerging high cases of Covid-19 and new variants of Covid in NCR, we are constantly doing proactive measures so as not to experience the same situation”, the City Mayor stressed.
Each day, the seminar provides and discusses some topics focused on gaining fact-based understanding or insights as the protection, detection, treatment and other significant new ideas.
Gillian Ray T. Lonzaga, City Tourism Operations Officer said the webinar provides a lot of help to the participating doctors who at present have enormous responsibilities in the treatment and monitoring of sick patients specially those infected with the Covid-19 virus.
“We are one with them (front liners) in advocating a Covid-19-free community and by merely supporting activities such as this one we already are doing our share in winning this battle against the dreaded disease”, said Lonzaga.
A wide response came from both government and private medical physicians who not only signified their participation to the five-day webinar but also manifested to apply everything they learned back in their respective hospitals.
They include Chiefs of Hospitals, Medical Officers, OB-GYN Department Heads, Nephrologists, Infection Control Officers, and others.
The five-day Public Health and Services Improvement webinar, finally, is anticipated to boost capabilities of front liners and equip them with fact-based learning as they continue to protect the public health during this Covid-19 pandemic. (CIO-AJPME/JSCJ)