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Sabtang Island, Batanes - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 02 conducted a Super User Training (SUT) Part 2 to eight health workers of the Rural Health Unit (RHU) Sabtang via zoom and limited face-to-face training, February 16.


Aimed to capacitate the knowledge and skills of health workers in operating RxBox biomedical devices, the training focused on how to operate the 5 modules of the device including vital sign, electrocardiogram, Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM), partograph, and prenatal module. 

In her message, DOST R02 Assistant Regional Director for Technical Operation Services, Dr. Teresita A. Tabaog, challenged the frontliners to use the said training as an opportunity to learn and equip themselves with new knowledge about the Filipino made biomedical devices. “I believe that this will improve our outlook and the way we see research and inventions in the previous years, especially in the field of health and science,” said Dr. Tabaog.

Facilitated by Ms. Jenny-Rose Masocol, RxBox project assistant, the participants underwent a hands-on practice with the medical device and were later evaluated by the RxBox team during the return demonstration.

Dr. Jerome Habana, municipal health officer of RHU Sabtang, said RxBox will greatly help them in their health care delivery system.

“Since malayo kami sa hospital malaking tulong ito, for example na lang nung wala pa ang RxBox kung gusto ko mag request ng ECG natatagalan siya for at least two weeks bago naibabalik yung result. With RxBox, mas madami na kaming ma-address na health problems at dadami na ang magpapa screen. For the EFM, mas magiging confident kami,”the doctor said. 

Meanwhile, Sabtang is one of the 34 recipients of RxBox in Cagayan Valley. Other beneficiaries in the region will undergo similar training this year.

Provincial Director of PSTC Batanes, Ms. Nora Garcia and team, RxBox Regional Coordinator, Ms. Clyde Beth Caraang and ReDIM Unit Headed Mr. Mark Gil Hizon were also present in the training. #

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