There are two private hospitals, Queen Mary Help of Christians Hospital located in Brgy. Calahan and Carlos Medical & Maternity Clinic located in Brgy. Looc. It currently has a bed capacity of forty-eight (48) and fifteen (15) respectively, translating the municipality’s bed to population ratio of 1:750, higher than the standard ratio of 1:2000.

The Municipal Health Office currently has one (1) Municipal Health Officer (MHO), two (2) Public Health Nurses (PHN), fifteen (15) Rural Health Midwives (RHM), one (1) Rural Sanitary Inspector (RSI), one (1) Dentist and one (1) Medical Technologist. This translates to a Doctor to population ratio of 1:44,942, lower than the standard of 1:20,000. The RHM has a ratio of 1:3,020, higher than that of the standard ratio of 1:5000 midwife.

There are also two (2) municipal ambulance stationed in the Rural Health Unit and each private hospital has one each of their own. Health services are being provided by the MHO on a roving basis per barangay in barangay health centers and other common areas. There are eighteen (18) health centers in the municipality.

Highlights of Accomplishments 2010 Municipal Health Office Cardona, Rizal

January 2010

Reorientation of Red Cross Volunteers on 143 Red Cross to all interested community volunteers done at SB Session Hall Facilitated by East Rizal Branch, PRC. Volunteers were given lectures on different services offered by Red Cross.

Merlin started Capability Training on all RHU Staff conducted by Valerie Powell on Primary Health Care, WASH and BLS. Merlin also distributed OB kit and equipped all the barangay health stations situated in Talim Island with all the basic health equipments needed for an effective delivery of public health programs.

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PLAN Philippines coordinated with Municipal Disaster Coordinating Council and delivered seminars in disaster risk reduction. Plan also distributed hygiene kits, jerry can containers and medicines for the affected individuals of typhoon Ondoy

February 2010

Screening of patients with cleft lip and cleft palate by all RHM on all barangays. Medical and surgical mission done at Rizal Provincial Hospital on Feb. 21-27, 2010.

March 2010

Medical Dental Mission was held at Brgy. Navotas, Cardona, Rizal thru the coordination of LGU, PLAN Phil. And other NGOs.

Orientation on Maternal Mortality guidelines held at Cableway Resort, Binangonan, Rizal. Attended by two PHN’s.

Health education, Hygiene promotion conducted at Cardona Municipal Jail in coordination with NARS (Nurse Assigned in Rural Services and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.)

April 2010

MHO attended orientation on HEALTH EMERGENCY Management Service held at Cristina Villa, Antipolo City.

AH1N1 Immunization were given to priority groups like Health workers, Senior citizens, pregnant women, and priority age groups. Vaccines came from DOH, other private hospital coordinated and immunized against AH1N1.

May 2010

RHU staff and selected BHW were trained on Infant and Young Feeding at Kuhala Bay Resort, Cardona, Rizal by PLAN.

MHO, RSI, MPDO rep. were trained on Sub- National Public Health Emergency Management for 1 week at Hotel Fernandina, Cubao, Q.C

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June 2010

IOM distributed relief good, medicines, the group started improvement of Dalig, and Calahan Barangay Health Stations.

Basic Life Support First Aid Training of all RHM, BHW c/o Merlin, IOM.

RSI had training on Water Quality Monitoring to ensure potability and safety of drinking water and to decrease incidence of water borne diseases.

July 2010

All department heads/ representatives attended Executive Legislative Agenda Workshop at Kuhala Bay Resort.

MHO, PHN, were given training on SURVEILLANCE IN POST EXTREME EMERGENCIES and DISASTERS (SPEED) by DOH/WHO at Club Manila East, Taytay, Rizal on July 13-15, 2010.

Rationalization Plan for Health was conducted at Tagaytay City on July 19-23, 2010 by DOH.

Celebration of Nutrition Month in coordination with Municipal Nutrition Council headed by Mun. Mayor co-chaired by MNAO actively participated by DepEd, NGOs, BHW, BNS.

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August 2010

Extension of Workshop on RAT Plan of health facilities based on health need.

Child Growth Assessment by PHN.

PLAN introduced CLTS to Brgy. Ticulio.

September 2010

Medical and Dental Mission held at Tuna-Balibago on September 28, 2010 with the assistance of different MHOs from other municipalities like morong, and baras, DOH Reps. Dentists. This event was sponsored by Local Government Unit of Cardona headed by Municipal Mayor Bernardo P San Juan JR.

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Continuation of KUBETA FIESTA at Brgy. Ticulio with film showing, lecture, demo on construction of improvised toilet.

Blood letting at Brgy. Navotas, Cardona, Rizal.

Leprosy Training attended by PHN.

In observance of WORLD FIRST AID Month, the LGU in cooperation w/ East Rizal Branch, Philippine Red Cross conducted lectures/ demo on first aid and Basic Life Support, hand washing and hygiene promotion, HIV AIDS control and prevention.

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October 2010

Meeting with active community leaders on OPEN DEFECATION FREE at Brgy. Ticulio.

Philhealth enrollment, disseminated to all barangay, NGOs, DepEd, BHW, MSWD.

November 2010

RSI, attended several meetings sponsored by OXFAM on WASH, Disaster Risk Reduction, RSI attended trainings of trainors on WASH.

December 2010

Evaluation of winners – KUBETA FIESTA. Film showing/Lecture on Intestinal Parasitism at Covered Court Ticulio, Cardona, Rizal with Barangay Officials, Principal Ticulio Elem. School, and LGU/MHO Staff. Construction of Biogas Latrine also at Ticulio and School Latrine at Ticulio Elem. School.

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