Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI) through its HEALTH Plus project facilitates the 1st TWG meeting at Dr. Cornelio T. Martinez, Sr. Memorial Hospital in Kiamba, Sarangani on May 07, 2018 as part of the project’s monitoring and evaluation of the performance of HEALTH Plus Shop-in-a-Shop (HPSiS) in the hospital.  The said meeting was attended by Chief of Hospital, OIC Dr. Sharon Fortaleza, Admin Officer Rhiza Pomares, Chief Nurse Sarah Carmel Quinto, Hospital Pharmacist Aracelli Ballan, RPh and MFI representatives:  Project Manager Margie S. Managuit, PPF Licensed Pharmacist Jea A. Roque, RPh and Project Bookkeeper Shinny Lee G. Ula, CPA.  At the onset, Ms. Managuit explained the rationale of the TWG meeting which is to present accomplishments of the project and to discuss and resolve challenges on inventory management, PHIC’s No Balance Billing (NBB) policy compliance and other related concerns.20180508_110440Afterwards, Ms. Ula presented the list of served and unserved prescriptions, Type ABC, nearly expiry medicines and financial performance (unaudited) of HPSiS as of April, 2018. On the nearly expiry medicines, Ms. Managuit requested for the hospital to assist HPSiS in the dispensing of these drugs and medicines.  Dr. Fortaleza agreed with the request, however, he identified the items that cannot anymore be dispensed such as the Cotrimoxazole 800mg.  Ms. Ballan also requested all HPSiS staff to be present during the weekly pharmacy meeting so as to address related concerns.  Ms. Ula inquired from the participants on the factors of decrease in the revenue of HPSiS.  Ms. Ballan stated that the hospital has available drugs, medicines and supplies.  Moreover, Ms. Pomares added that the PLGU-Sarangani has increased their budget from P3M to P4M with General Fund as the source of funds, aside from the unlimited budget coming from Trust Fund.  Key agreements after the meeting are as follows; for HPSiS to send the copy of its Type B and C to ER, Chief of Hospital and Admin Officer; delivery of requested aircon by MFI-PPF will be on Thursday, May 07, 2018; for hospital to prioritize dispensing of nearly expiry medicines; for hospital pharmacist to provide the list of near-stock-outs to HPSiS one week before to give time for MFI-PPF to order and deliver those requested items.

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