More community-based education is needed for health care professionals to prepare them in dealing with their patients in the countryside, global health specialists said during a conference yesterday.
Dr. John Wynn Jones, British representative of the World Organization of National Colleges and Academies (Wonca), said the academic curriculum of health care professionals are Westernized and don’t fit the actual setting of the health needs of their communities.
BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines—Four nursing graduates overcame adversity and hurdled the nursing licensure examination given on the same day they and 23 other examinees walked out of their burning hotel rooms in Tuguegarao City on December 19 last year.
Ralph Wesson Alejandro, Christopher Bareng, Ryan Glenn Guzman and Romnick Vaquilar are now among the 29,711 new registered nurses in the country. But unlike other board passers, their success comes with more meaning.
The four, who were graduates of and who reviewed at the University of La Salette (ULS) in Santiago City in Isabela, were among the 32 survivors of a fire that killed 16 people, 10 of them their friends and fellow nursing graduates who were to take the examination that day.
Federal authorities are hunting a Filipina scammer who is believed to be the mastermind of one of the biggest health care rackets in California.
Susan Bendigo-Lim, 41, originally from Davao City is believed by US authorities to have fled to the Philippines to evade liability for the $17-million Medi-Cal fraud.