Monday, January 9, 2012

DRH's big day

Week 1. Yesterday was a big day for Davao Regional Hospital (DRH) in Apokon, Tagum City. The hospital security were dispatched from almost all corners; the always-busy doctors in circles; and nurses carrying umbrellas and sashes;  - all expecting a Very Important Person's visit. A VIP indeed, because earlier reports said that President Benigno S. Aquino III will personally inaugurate the P200-Million Mindanao Cancer Center inside the compounds of the DRH.    But I guess you know what happened next. Because of the immediate terrorist threat in today's procession of the Black Nazarene of Quiapo in Manila, P-noy's visit to Tagum was cancelled. It could have been a Big Squeeze opportunity for this blog. Nevertheless, the President was represented by the Secretary of the Department of Health - Enrique Ona. Well, media men already hinted  that P-noy is not coming when his arrival time kept on changing and when the President's official seal on the stage was removed. I suppose, the only 'presidential' proof of P-noy that I'm able to acquire were my ID pass and  sticker on my cam as given by the Presidential Security Group (PSG). Yes! No photos of P-noy, and i have to live with that.

IN CONTROL. A radiation therapist showed the contol of the digital linear accelerator to visitors and media men inside the Nuclear and Radiotheraphy Center located at the Davao Regional Hospital during the center's inauguration last January 8, 2012.

FLOCKED BY MANY. Department of Health Secretary, Enrique Ona was flocked and greeted by DRH personnel and visitors as he attended the blessing and inauguration of the two 2-storey miscellaneous wards,  additional  buildings of Davao Regional Hospital in Tagum.

SOLO FLIGHT. A priest, conducting the blessing of the spacious miscellaneous ward of the Davao Regional Hospital, broke away from the crowd.

BREAKING GROUNDS. Secretary Enrique Ona of the Department of Health led the groundbreaking ceremony of the proposed Hospice Care facility for Cancer patients undergoing treatment at the Nuclear and Radio theraphy Center inside DRH compound.

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