Davao Regional Medical Center participated in the conduct of Surgical Caravan initiated by the Department of Health through its DOH Regional office last October 9-13, 2017 at the Municipality of Kapalong, Davao del Norte where major and minor surgical operations were performed. People were given hope and equal medical attention bringing back their joy of living another healthy life. Caravan

Tamang Serbisyo sa Kalusugan ng Pamilya or Tsekap was implemented by the DOH Regional Offices in collaboration with Local Government Units last year to provide basic medical services to the identified 20 million poorest of the poor Filipinos across the country. To address the surgical needs of the patients identified though the conduct of Tsekap, DOH Regional Office XI in partnership with LGUs recently concluded the two-batch Surgical Caravan dubbed as “ ToDOH Alaga, May Tsekap na, May Operasyun pa”, the nationwide simultaneous surgical caravan.

        Last October 9-13 2017 Davao del Norte Hospital- Kapalong Zone and Davao del Sur Provincial Hospital were the host hospitals that served as the venue for the surgical caravan, while Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) and Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) were the visiting hospitals or the DOH Hospital deployed to the respective province to assist the host hospital in the conduct of the surgical caravan. The second batch of the five-day surgical caravan was hosted by Davao del Norte Hospital Samal Zone and Malita District Hospital in Davao Occidental which were visited by DRMC and SPMC respectively.

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As of today, total of 1,113 patients successfully underwent different procedures 404 patients from Davao del Norte Hospital Kapalong Zone, 328 from the Davao del Sur Provincial Hospital, 235 from Davao del Norte Hospital- Samal Zone , and 146 from Malita District Hospital. Patients who were seen and underwent consultation but unfortunately not catered due to foreseen complications after the surgery and must be performed in the host hostpital were referred and will still be accommodated.-An excerpt from Press Release Oct. 27, 2017 by DOH ASEC Abdullah B. Dumama, Jr., MD, CESO III