CHS acquires new facilities, prepares construction of four special areas


Author: B.Y. Bacus

Date: September 26, 2022
๐—”๐—–๐—”๐—— ๐——๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—žโ”‚๐—–๐—›๐—ฆ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€
Committed to providing updated, relevant, high-end, and state-of-the-art skills laboratory, the College of Health Sciences (CHS) of Naga College Foundation, Inc. (NCF) purchases new facilities to operate its soon-to-be-built and renovated special areas, namely, Operating Room and Orthopedic Ward, Delivery Room and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit and Medical Ward, and the Central Supply Room (CSR).
Modern and million-worth facilities such as Delivery Model Simulator – Birthing Model with Newborn, Maternal Care and Neonatal Resuscitation, Manual Delivery and Gynecological Table, Compound Microscope – Olympus, Transparent Catheter Trainer (Male and Female Model), Human Shelter (Male and Female Reproductive System), Bedside Cabinets, Newborn Crib, Mayo Table, Feeding Table, and Drawer, the Multi-Purpose Operating Table, Hospital Beds, and Stretchers, were completely delivered from January 2020 until September 2022, with a total cost ranging from five to six million pesos.
According to Raymund Vargas, RN, MN, CHS laboratory coordinator, the newly-acquired facilities will be made available to the CHS students after the construction of the designated areas located on the third and fourth floors of the Science and Technology (ST) Extension Building.
“The construction was supposed to start before the academic year 2022-2023, but it was put on hold to focus on the enrollment, opening of classes, and the postponement of the accreditation which was originally scheduled this month,” Vargas explained.
Health laboratories gained the highest mark during the last visit of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation, Inc. (PACUCOA) in 2019 to the College of Health Sciences. CHS now aims to reach the perfect mark and maintain the highest rank, among other areas, for the forthcoming visit of PACUCOA in December 2022 through enhancement of laboratories and facilities that will complete the simulation of the hospital setting.
Vargas emphasized that the acquisition of facilities and the establishment of additional medical infrastructure served as the CHS response for the influx of enrollees in all of the health sciences programs who will primarily benefit from the facilities and the new landscape of health laboratories at NCF.
“We ensure that the facilities are sufficient and responsive to the needs and demands of the present health sectorโ€ฆ This will also be a support to the curriculum and program of CHS, as laboratories initiate application of learning,” Vargas said.
Furthemore, Vargas stated that while the premier goal is to ensure the adequacy of facilities and immerse the students in simulating the hospital setting, the acquisition of facilities and the establishment of additional medical infrastructure also served as the institution’s key to the application for medical school anew, after its deferment in 2017.
“We already secured support from the Camarines Sur Medical Society and other competent doctors in Bicol and South Luzon, and they committed to handling some of the medical subjects we will offer upon the approval of the application,” Vargas added.
Presently, NCF President Mario C. Villanueva and the Assistant Vice President for Health Sciences and CHS Dean, Dr. Stanley O. Dy are working hand in hand to realize the dream of Dr. Melchor T. Villanueva, NCF founder, of NCF offering quality and affordable School of Medicine for Bicolanos.
NCF and the CHS saw the necessity for the students to be immersed in various medical facilities and instruments and believed that adequate and quality exposure to the simulation of the hospital setting is one of the reasons behind the CHS domination in board examinations – hailing board topnotchers and surpassing the national passing rate.
Finally, Vargas promised that the laboratories will be kept open for learning but reminded students to exercise prudence while utilizing the high-end facilities.


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