As one of the strategy to address the imminent challenge of Sultan Kudarat Provincial Hospital (SKPH) on the lack of supply of essential drugs, medicines and supplies based on the Provincial Leadership and Governance Program (PLGP) Roadmap implemented by Zuellig Family Foundation, the Provincial Health Board (PHB) headed by Provincial Governor Pax Mangudadatu, Al-Haj, PhD., invited Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI) to present the HEALTH Plus project on March 05, 2018 at King’s Hall, Provincial Capitol, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat. The orientation includes the history and background of the project, milestones, benefits and contributions of the project to LGU, public hospitals and clients and its best practices. The key agreements after the meeting is for the province to organize a Technical Working Group (TWG) to study on the viability of the project at the province, conduct the 1st TWG meeting on March 08, 2018, Thursday and the monthly schedule of the PHB every 1st Monday of the month. Hon. Mangudadatu stated that the objective of the meeting, aside from studying the viability of the project, is to monitor and achieve a higher rating for its roadmap.
The meeting was also attended by Regional Director of Department of Health (DOH) – XII, Dr. Aristedes C. Tan, MPH, CESO III, Dr. Consolacion P. Lagamayo, OIC-PHO, Hon. Napoleon Duque, SP Chairperson on Health, Chief of Hospital of 5 province-managed public hospitals: Sultan Kudarat Provincial Hospital, Lambayong District Hospital, Kalamansig Municipal Hospital, Medicare Community Hospital of Lebak and Palimbang Public Hospital.