A year after President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. vowed to bring the health care system closer to the people, the Department of Health (DOH) under his administration ensured the establishment of accessible hospitals and health centers in rural communities and the provision of medical services.
The First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos launched the first “Libreng Laboratoryo, Konsulta, at Gamot Para sa Lahat” or LAB for ALL caravan in Batangas on May 16. Succeeding caravans were being conducted every Tuesday, in various places in the country.
This Tuesday, October 10, End Cervical Cancer PH, the Rotary Club of Manila South, and the Inner Wheel Club of Makati join to support First Lady Liza’s cause to bring healthcare accessibility to the people. Using a portable colposcope (CERVIRAY AI) and coupled with Artificial Intelligence, the group participates in providing cervical cancer screening services that give off immediate on-the-spot results, and better accuracy with Artificial Intelligence published sensitivity at 93% and specificity at 89% PLUS Medical Doctor validation and final diagnosis.
The device can be used in the colposcopic evaluation of precancerous cells of the cervix too.
In another meeting, the Cerviray device was presented to the Dr Jan Aura Laurelle Llevelado, Chief of the Cancer Control and Mental Health Divisions of the Department of Health, and to Dr. Ingrid Magnata, Jhpiego’s country director in the Philippines. Dr. Jan pointed out the importance of continuity of care for patients diagnosed with precancerous lesions of the cervix and highlighted the importance of connecting with the Local Governmental Unit for patients’ continuity of care. She further stressed the importance of registration of these women undergoing screening into the DOH system. End Cervical Cancer PH assured their cooperation and support to the government geared to a cervical cancer-free Philippines.