Duties and Functions

The health officer shall take charge of the office on health and shall:

Take charge of the office on health services, supervise the personnel and staff of said office, formulate program implementation guidelines and rules and regulations for the operation of the said office for the approval of the governor or mayor, as the case may be, in order to assist him in the efficient, effective and economical implementation of a health services program geared to implementation of health-related projects and activities;

Formulate measures for the consideration of the sanggunian and provide technical assistance and support to the governor or mayor, as the case may be, in carrying out activities to ensure the delivery of basic services and provisions of adequate facilities relative to health services provided under Section 17 of this Code;

Develop plans and strategies and upon approval thereof by the governor or mayor as the case may be, implement the same, particularly those which have to do with health programs and projects which the governor or mayor, is empowered to implement and which the sanggunian is empowered to provide for under this Code;

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In addition to the foregoing duties and functions, the health officer shall:

Formulate and implement policies, plans, programs and projects to promote the health of the people in the local government unit concerned;

Advise the governor or mayor, as the case may be, and the sanggunian on matters pertaining to health;

Execute and enforce laws, ordinances and regulations relating to public health;

Recommend to the sanggunian, through the local health board, the passage of such ordinances as he may deem necessary for the preservation of public health;

Recommend the prosecution of any violation of sanitary laws, ordinances or regulations;

Direct the sanitary inspection of all business establishments selling food items or providing accommodations such as hotels, motels, lodging houses, pension houses, and the like, in accordance with the Sanitation Code;

Conduct health information campaigns and render health intelligence services;

Coordinate with other government agencies and non-governmental organizations involved in the promotion and delivery of health services; and

In the case of the provincial health officer, exercise general supervision over health officers of component cities and municipalities; and

Be in the frontline of health services, delivery, particularly during and in the aftermath of man-made and natural disasters and calamities; and

Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.

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Organizational Chart of the Municipal Health Office


Services

Health Services

ABOUT THE SERVICES

Rural Health Unit renders the following programs:

Family Health Cluster

  • Maternal and Child Health Care
  • EPI (Expand Program on Immunization)
  • Newborn Screening
  • Family Planning Program
  • Dental Health Program
  • Nutrition Program

Non Communicable Disease Cluster

  • Cancer Control Program
  • Cardiovascular Prevention and Control Program
  • Renal Disease Control Program
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease
  • Diabetes
  • Person with Disabilities Program
  • Healthy lifestyle Program
  • Smoking Cessation Program
  • Cessation Program
  • Drug Abuse Prevention Program

Infection Disease Cluster

  • Tuberculosis Control Program
  • Control of Diarrheal Disease
  • Malaria Control Program
  • Dengue Control Program
  • Rabies Control Program
  • Control of Acute Respiratory Infection
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Program/HIV
  • Leprosy Control Program

SERVICES OFFERED:

Type of Services Activities Program Coordinator/Person Responsible
MEDICAL
  • Consultation and check-up treatment of burns and wounds.
  • Medico legal cases.
  • Referrals
Clemente I. Alcala Jr. MD
Municipal Health Officer
DENTAL
  • Tooth brushing drill/dental health Educ.
  • Treatment of dental cases.
  • Tooth Extraction.
  • Referrals
Ma. Lourdes U. Buñales
Dentist II
FAMILY PLANNING
  • FAMILY PLANNING PROMOTION.
  • Family planning counselling.
  • Provision of   contraceptives, IUD, PILLS, Condoms, DMPA.
  • Counselling LAM, Natural family planning (MUCLS method, RBT Symptothermal, Standard Days Method).
  • Tubal Ligation.
  • Cancer Screening (AA wash and Pap smear).
  • COUNSELLING.
  • Referrals of complicated cases.
Vivian O. Lumas
Nurse IIAll Midwives w/ Training on Basic Family Planning
EXPANDED PROGRAM of IMMUNIZATION
  • Immunization of Children.
  • Monitoring and Reporting.
  • Follow up.
  • Referrals.
Marciana R. Jimlan
Midwife IIAll Midwives
CONTROL of ACUTE RESPIRATORY INFECTION
  • Case finding.
  • Diagnostic and Treatment of Acute respiratory infection.
  • Follow up.
  • Referral to higher level of facilities.
  • Recording and Reporting
Vivian P. Lumas
Nurse IIDr. Alcala JR.
Municipal Health OfficerAll Midwives
CONTROL OF DIARRHEA DISEASE
  • CASE FINDING
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of acute respiratory infection
  • Follow up
  • Referral to higher level of facilities
  • Recording and Reporting
Vivian P. Lumas
Nurse IIDr. Alcala Jr.
Municipal Health OfficerAll Midwives
NUTRITION
  • Operation Timbang
  • Under Five Clinic
  • Garantisidong pambata (Micro nutrients, Supplementary) VIT.A, IODINE, Iron
  • Deforming
  • Case finding, Diagnostic and Treatment of VAD, IDD, IDA Cases
Marciana R. Jimlan
Midwife IIAll Midwives
TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL PROGRAM
  • Case Finding
  • Sputum Examination
  • Provision of medication Thru DOTS
  • Follow up and Surveillance of treated cases
  • Referral
  • Recording and Reporting.
Regina G. De Rosario
Nurse IIDr. Clemente I. Alcala JR.
Municipal Health OfficerAll Midwives
CANCER CONTROL PROGRAM
  • Pelvic Examination.
  • AA Wash/Pap smear.
  • Breast Examination.
  • REFERRAL.
  • RECORDING and REPORTING.
Vivian P. Lumas
Nurse II
MATERIAL CARE
  • Prenatal and postpartum care.
  • Assist in the delivery at home and lying in.
  • Provision of tetanus toxoid to pregnant women.
  • Referral.
  • Recording and Reporting.
Vivian P. Lumas
Nurse IIAll Midwives
NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

  • CVD
  • DIABETES
  • COPD
  • CASE FINDING.
  • TREATMENT.
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring.
  • Healthy life style counselling, Exercise, diet, Smoking, and Alcohol cessation.
  • Recording and Reporting
Nurses and Midwives
RABIES CONTROL PROGRAM
  • Case Finding.
  • Prevention Treatment.
  • Treatment.
  • Referral.
  • Rabies Campaign.
  • Recording and Reporting.
Dr. Clemente I. Alcala Jr.
Municipal Health OfficerNursesMidwives
MALARIA CONTROL PROGRAM
  • Case Finding.
  • Prevention Treatment.
  • Vector Control.
  • Referral.
  • Recording and Reporting.

Dr. Clemente I. Alcala Jr.
Municipal Health Officer

Nurses

Midwives

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTION
  • Vaginal smear of suspected cases.
  • Counselling of CSW.
  • Recording and Reporting.
  • TREATMENT.
Vivia P. Lumas
Nurse II
LEPROSY CONTROL PROGRAM
  • Case Finding.
  • Assessment.
  • PREVENTION and Curative.
  • MONITORING/REPORTING.
  • REFERRAL.
Regina G. Del Rosario
Nurse II
DISEASE SURVEILLANCE
  • Epidemiological Investigation of notifiable diseases.
  • Reporting of cases.
  • Follow up/Referral.
Ma. Cecilia A. Ona
Nurse II
LABORATORY
  • Urinalysis.
  • Gram staining.
  • Malaria’s Microscopy.
  • Sputum collection.
  • New born screening.
Sherly Dollente
Med.Tech
HEALTH EDUCATION
  • Health education upon provision of service.
  • Bench conference.
  • Health education classes/mother’s classes.
  • Childbirth Education.
  • TB health class.
  • Film showing on Food handler’s, Rabies, Dengue and Malaria.
  • Assemblies’ symposium.
  • Household teaching on visits.
  • Reading materials e.g. pamphlets poster.
  • Reproduction and distributor of IEC materials.
  • Environmental Health Campaign
All Health Personnel
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH and SANITATION
  • WATER Quality Surveillance.
  • Waste Management.
  • Food Sanitation.
  • Occupational Health.
  • Public place sanitation.
  • Issuance of sanitary permit.
  • Recording and  Reporting
Aracely G. Alday
Sanitary Inspector IHerminia Natanauan
Sanitary Inspector I

Midwives:

Personnel Position Assigned BHS
APOLONIA S. CATAMIO MIDWIFE III BHS Masin Sur and

Buenavista East

MARCIANA R. JIMLAN MIDWIFE II BHS Poblacion
BIENVENIDA B. DAGLI MIDWIFE II BHS Masalukot I and Mayabobo
ADELIA A. MANDIGMA MIDWIFE II BHS Pahinga II
ALICIA A. SALES MIDWIFE II BHS Bukal Sur  and Buenavista East
TORIBIA E. YACON MIDWIFE II BHS Mangilag Sur
ARLENE C. MANALO MIDWIFE I BHS Masalukot III and
BHS Bukal Norte
JULIETA A.  LIWAG MIDWIFE I BHS Malabanban Norte
MILANIE M. VILLAMIN MIDWIFE I BHS Masin Norte
Ma. CRISTINA B. ESCAL MIDWIFE I BHS Sta. Catalina Norte
LEILANIE C. ROBLES MIDWIFE I BHS Masalukot III and

BHS Malabanban Norte

LIWAYWAY C. SILVA MIDWIFE I BHS Sta. Catalina Sur
MILDRED BRIONES MIDWIFE I BHS Pahinga I
CENIZA LAYLO MIDWIFE CASUAL BHS Buenavista west
GINA L. GONZALES MIDWIFE CASUAL MAIN HEALTH CENTER*-

RHU

LUCITA ALBERTO MIDWIFE CASUAL BHS Mangilag Norte
ROSALINDA LASCANO MIDWIFE Brgy. Paid BHS Masalukot V and

Mangilag  Sur

MARINA HERNANDES MIDWIFE Brgy. paid BHS Malabanban Sur and

Sta. Catalina Sur

TERESSA BALMES MIDWIFE Brgy. Paid BHS Masalukot IV and Kinatihan II
AILEEN ABANTE MIDWIFE Brgy. Paid BHS Kinatihan II
MARISSA BICO MIDWIFE Brgy. Paid BHS San Isidro

 

Medical Consulation:

ABOUT THE SERVICE:

Preventive and Curative Services

CLIENT GROUPS:

All ages (0 to 65 years old and above)

How to Avail of the Service

Follow these steps Action of the provider Transaction Time Person Responsible
1. Go to BHS (Brgy. Health Station) for registration, consultation. Approach the midwife assign in the BHS. Provide the necessary information during the interview
  • Staff will prepare the family record of the new patients or retrieves record of old clients.
  • Staff will record the client’s chief complain and clinical history.
  • Staff will perform physical examination and give medications on the client and record it. Advice the client.
  • The staff will refer all high risk/complicated cases to the MHO (Municipal Health Officer) RHU Main Health Center and provide the client with the referral slip.
10 minutes RHM (Rural Health Midwife)

 

 

 

 

BMW (Barangay Health Worker)

2. All clients with referral slip will proceed to RHU main Health Center
  • All high risk/complicated cases will be assessed and manage by the assigned nurse/midwife.
  • The Municipal Health Center Office performs examination/managed/evaluated and gives medications, advised to high risk/complicated cases.
  • Nurses and Midwife provide palliative care to patients on the absence of the MHO.
10 minutes

 

 

 

15 minutes

RHM/PHN

 

MHO (Municipal Health Officer)

 

PHN/RHM

3. The client will be referred back to PHN to the PHN/RHM
  • The Staff will inform the client on the nature of the illness, appropriate treatment (Laboratory and other diagnostic examinations of necessary) and prevention and control measures.
  • The staff properly instructs clients on drug intake.
  • The staff will reinforce the Health Education and Counseling.
  • If the case requires hospitalization, the MHO (Municipal Health Officer) will refer the client to the referral form.
10 minutes

 

 

 

 

5 minutes

PHN/RHM

 

 

 

 

MHO/PHN/RHM


Immunization Service

ABOUT THE SERVICE:

Immunization of Children BCG, OPV, MEASLES, HEPA B, and TETANUS TOXOID

CLIENT GROUPS:

0-12 MONTHS CHILDREN

SERVICE SCHEDULE:

Wednesday 8:00 -5:00PM

TOTAL PROCESSING TIME:

25 minutes

How to Avail of the Service

Follow these steps Action of the Provider Transaction Time Person Responsible
1. Proceed to the Brgy. Health center.

Register your child’s name in log book.

a. For parents of infants without previous immunization.

b. For parents if infants with previous immunization present under five card/record of immunization to midwife on duty.

c. For pregnant women:
Submit yourself to an interview.
Present record of immunization.

d. Submit for immunization.

Registration of 0-12 month’s children to immunization client list.

 

Make new under five records (if not avail parent have to Xerox UFC record in duplicate copy).

 

Get a copy of under five children record.

 

Get a copy of parental records (If not available, patient have to Xerox the maternal record in duplicate copy).

 

Actual immunization.

5 minutes

 

 

5 minutes

 

 

 

5 minutes

 

 

5 minutes

 

 

5 minutes

Rural Health Midwife

 

 

Rural Health Midwife

 

 

Rural Health Midwife/Barangay Health Worker

 

 

Rural Health Midwife/Barangay Health Worker

 

Rural Health Midwife


Maternal Care Services

ABOUT THE SERVICE:

Maternal care (Prenatal and Postnatal Care)

CLIENT GROUPS:

Pregnant Women

REQUIREMENTS:

Home Base Maternal Record

SERVICE SCHEDULE:

8:00 TO 5:00pm Monday to Friday

How to Avail of the Service

Follow these steps Action of the Provider Transaction Time Person Responsible
1. Go to the Barangay Health Station and provide information to be entered in the Home-based Maternity Record (HBMR) card. Gets record from file, gets the vital signs.

 

Fill up forms.

10 minutes Rural Health Midwife
2. Submit to prenatal Exam Provides complete parental examination. 10 minutes Rural Health Midwife
3. Submit to tetanus toxoid immunization. Gives tetanus toxoid immunization. 10 minutes Rural Health Midwife
4. Receive referral for dental services. Refers to the dentist for dental examination. 5 minutes Rural Health Midwife
5. Complicated/High risk cases. Refers to high risk cares to MHO 5 minutes MHO (Municipal Health Officer)
6. For Post Natal Care:

Submit yourself for regular check-ups (at least 2 to 3 times) within four to six weeks upon delivery to ensure proper and adequate post-partum.

Provides complete post natal care services to post-partum patient. 10 minutes Rural Health Midwife

Public Health Nurse


Dental Services

ABOUT THE SERVICE:

This service is available to pre-school and school-age children, pregnant mothers and adult to prevent and treat dental disease.

CLIENTS GROUPS:

0 to 60 years old including pregnant women

REQUIREMENTS:

NONE

SERVICE SCHEDULE:

  • Monday – Tooth Extraction and Oral examination and Consultation

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – Tooth brushing  drill,  oral examination on the   Day Care Children Education Dental Education on Pregnant Women

TOTAL FEES CHARGES:

None

TOTAL PROCESSING TIME:

50 minutes

How to Avail of the Service

Follow these steps Action of the Provider Transaction Time Person Responsible
1. Request for the service.

As an initial procedure, blood pressure is taken and recorded. A costumer number is given and wait for the call.

Register the patient and takes blood pressure. 5 minutes Ramon Saliendra
Dental Aide
2. Proceed to the dental clinic for tooth extraction. (If needed), and post-examination /extraction Physical Assessment, medical and dental history taking Tooth extraction.

 

Provision of prescribed medicines.

45 minutes Ma. Lourdes Buñales
Dentist II

Maternal Delivery Case

ABOUT THE SERVICE:

Maternal and Newborn Care

CLIENT GROUPS:

Home Based Maternal Record

SERVICE SCHEDULE:

LYING IN SCHEDULE

  • 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday
  • -Saturday and Sunday (on call)
  • 5:00 pm to 7:00 am Monday to Friday (on call)

TOTAL FEES / CHARGES:

“NO CHARGES IN LYING IN DELIVERY”, provided the Local Government Unit all the medicines required for delivery. If not the patient will shoulder all the expenses needed on delivery.

TOTAL PROCESSING TIME:

Depends on the patient status (average of 8-10 hours)

How to Avail of the Service

Follow these steps Action of the Provider Transaction Time Persons Responsible
1. Proceed to the Barangay Lying-in clinic and notify the assigned midwife. Admits patient to delivery Log Book; Gets vital signs Depends on condition of barangay road (1 hour) Rural Health Midwife
2. Register the patient’s name on the Maternity Log Book. Internal examination of patient observe for risk and complicated delivery 5 minutes Rural Health Midwife/Physician
3. Submit to Internal examination and Medical examination. Prepares lying in room for delivery 5 minutes Rural Health Midwife/Physician
4. Preparation of equipment needed for delivery including emergency medicines. Informs patient about the medicines and injections needed 5 minutes Rural Health Midwife/Physician
5. If case complicated, patient is referred to hospital. Fills up Referral form to other hospital on patients with complicated cases 5 minutes Rural Health Midwife/Physician
6. Submit to actual delivery Assist in actual delivery of patient/baby 5 minutes Rural Health Midwife/Physician
7. Routine New-born care Gives routine baby care 10 minutes Rural Health Midwife/Physician

 Issuance of Sanitary Permit and
Environmental Health Sanitation

ABOUT THE SERVICE:

All Food Establishments are required to secure a Sanitary Permit upon application for Business Permit to ensure that the establishment complies with the PD 856 (sanitation Code of the Philippines) and Municipal Ordinance and other relevant health-related ordinances.

Clients Groups:

Entrepreneurs/all clients

Service Schedule:

Monday to Friday (8:00 am to 5:00 pm)

How to Avail of the Service

Follow these steps Action of the Provider Transaction Time Persons Responsible
1. Go to the environmental Health and Sanitation office and secure checklist of requirements for securing sanitary permit/health card.
  • Gives the necessary documents, application form and explains the requirements needed.
  • Sanitation inspector reviews the document and sets a schedule of inspection on the (for new establishment) and determines how many workers are employed by the business;
  • Prepares Sanitary Permit and Issues the corresponding number of Sanitation Standard sticker.
Sanitation Inspector

H.M. Natanauan
SI-I

A.G. Alday
SI-I

Note: Each SI’s have their own area of responsibilities.

2. Monitoring of food establishment for securing.
  • Sanitary inspector explains the requirement of food handler and owner before securing sanitary permit and health certificate.

Requirements:

a. Client x-ray

b. Hepa-A

c. Stool Exam

d. Urinalysis exam Brgy. Clearance/Resolution

1 hour Sanitation Inspector
3. Secure Sanitary permit/Health Certificate
  • Sanitary inspector prepared and recommended for approval of sanitary permit.
15 minutes Sanitation Inspector
4. Attending sanitary complaint
  • Sanitary inspector conduct inspection on said establishment and giving recommendation for corrective measure.
2 hours Sanitation Inspector
5. Monitoring of industrial establishment
  • Sanitary inspector conduct inspection of industrial establishment, advise recommendation for corrective measure.
2 hours Sanitation Inspector
6. Monitoring of solid waste and liquid disposal
  • Sanitary inspector conducts inspection and monitoring of solid waste and liquid waste disposal management for the good sanitation.
2 hours Sanitation Inspector
7. Monitoring of water facilities.
  • Sanitary inspector conducts house to house campaign of doubtful source and disinfect.
2 hours Sanitation Inspector
8. Monitoring of toilets facilities.
  • Sanitary inspector conducts house to house campaign of unsanitary toilets and giving health education.
2 hours Sanitation Inspector

Family Planning Program and Sexually Transmitted Disease

ABOUT THE SERVICE:

  • RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOODBIRTH SPACING

  • INFORMED CHOICE

  • RESPECT FOR LIFE

  • PREVENTION and MANAGEMENT OF REPRODUCTIVE TRACT INFECTIONS including STIs /HIV/AIDS;

  • ADOLESCENT REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

  • PREVENTION and MANAGEMENT of BREAST and REPRODUCTIVE TRACT CANCERS and other gynecological conditions]

  • EDUCATION and COUNSELLING on SEXUALITY and SEXUAL HEALTH

CLIENT GROUPS:

  • Those who seek help because they recognize their unmet need for FAMILY PLANNING

  • Adolescents, older clients, post partum, post abortion clients.

  • GRO’s and those needing protection from STSs/HIV/AIDS

How to Avail of the Service

Follow these steps Action of the Provider Transaction of Time Persons Responsible
1. Proceed to the RHU/BHS
  • The PHN/RHM will ask help the client informed the method their advantages and disadvantages, and other side effect. When and how to use the method. What to do in case of side effects and problems.
15 minutes Public Health Nurse
2. For new acceptors wants to use IUD
  • Explain the procedures to the client
  • Prepare the instrument needed
  • Actual IUD insertion
  • Record the patient in target client list
  • Give medications if needed
  • Advised the client
  • Return visits
20 minutes Public Health Nurse

Municipal Health Officer

3. For Sexually Transmitted Infection
  • Record the client in the log book
  • Provide and fill up the individual card
  • Explain precautionary measures their risk of getting STIs/HIV/AIDS

 

  • Submit for vaginal examination
  • Give medications if needed/advised
10 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

15 minutes

10 minutes

Public Health Nurse

Municipal Health Officer


Performance Pledges


MUNICIPAL HEALTH OFFICE
GROUND FLOOR, ANNEX BUILDING, MUNICIPAL COMPOUND
CANDELARIA, QUEZON
(042) 585-4205