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Basic Orientation on Newborn Screening (NBS)

Dr. Jose P. Rizal Memorial District Hospital
October 13, 2016

     On 12 October 2016, Dr. Jose P. Rizal Memorial District Hospital (DRJPRMDH) was again chosen as the venue for Basic Orientation on Newborn Screening and Practicum on Heel Prick Method for the year 2016 by the Department of Health- Regional Office IV- A CaLaBaRZon Area (DOH-RO IV-A). The purpose of this activity is to equip the staff of Newborn Screening Facilities (NSFs) with the needed knowledge and skill in the performance and implementation of the program thereby ensuring the early detection and management of the disorders included in the NBS panel.

 

     The activity was headed by staff from DOH - RO IV-A, Dr. Alma Panganiban- Andal of Newborn Screening Center (Daniel Mercado Medical Center) - Southern Luzon and Laguna Provincial Health Office. Attendees were from the different health facilities, birthing home/clinic in the CaLaBaRZon area.

 

     Sixteen (16) newborn babies were the beneficiaries of this practicum free of charge. Filter cards and other materials were provided by the DOH- RO IV-A.

 

     Another batch of orientation and practicum on October 20, November 10 and November 17, 2016 will be conducted at DRJPRMDH.