The Bataan General Hospital has successfully conducted its Service Delivery Network (SDN) project known as Medical Specialist (MS) on Wheels last January 25, 2017 in Morong, Bataan wherein 134 patients were served by the team. The said project was launched on December 1, 2016 during the celebration of World AIDS Day through the initiative of Dr. Glory V. Baltazar, Medical Center Chief of BGH, in coordination with the province of Bataan under the governance of Hon. Albert Raymond S. Garcia with the aim of increasing the life expectancy of Bataeños through their improved health-seeking behavior. The MS on Wheels will visit each municipality on assigned schedule to conduct free specialty care services especially on the fields of Cardiology, Oncology, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Pediatrics, Neurology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Nephrology, Ophthalmology, Dental including Family Planning, HIV Counseling & Testing and Bloodletting.
The Municipal Health Officer of each municipality will be in-charge for screening of patients who need the service of the medical specialists and come up with a master list of patients one week prior to the scheduled visit of MS on Wheels. Follow-up check-up of patients seen by the MS on Wheels will be done at the Out-Patient Department of BGH.
On the other hand, MS on Wheels is not a mission-type of delivering health services because it will cater only to those patients needing specialist care. Likewise, the said project aims to promote gatekeeping mechanism at the level of rural health units and strengthen the two-way referral mechanism between RHUs and BGH so that only tertiary cases will be treated and managed at BGH.
The team is composed of Medical Specialists from Bataan General Hospital who are expert in different fields of medicine namely;
Dr. Allen Andrew Sy – Cardiologist
Dr. Jose Enrique Montoya – Oncologist
Dr. Gerard Erickson Gonzales – Neurologist
Dr. Noel Laxamana – Family & Community Medicine
Dr. Tyrel Tolentino – Family & Community Medicine
Dr. Chandler Andrade – Surgeon
Dr. Vladimir Untalan – Anesthesiologist
Dr. Luis Hizon – Ophthalmologist
Dr. Allen Gideon Tan – OB-Gynecologist
Dr. Ana Claudine Zamora – OB-Gynecologist
Dr. Maria Necita Inocencio – Dentist