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City to ink pact with MCOST for surgery training at JRBGH

THROUGH an ordinance, the 19th City Council during its regular session presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy authorized Mayor Oscar Moreno to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Mindanao Consortium on Surgical Training (MCOST).

This covers the parties’ collaboration for the training of the MCOST’s residents in the field of surgery at the city-owned J.R. Borja General Hospital (JRBGH).

According to Mayor Moreno, this collaboration will further enhance the linkage between the local government unit and the private sector, where the residents of MCOST are provided with the needed surgical training at JRBGH for them to obtain the required qualifications to become surgeons.

Moreno informed the legislative body that under the MOA, the city government, through the JRBGH, allows qualified training residents of MCOST to undertake surgery training under the former’s surgical department for a period of three years.

He said the success of the partnership will result in an increase in the number of doctors in the specialized field of surgery which will elevate the capacity of the city in meeting various demands for surgical services.

Qualified residents of MCOST shall be allowed to undergo a one-month rotation at the JRBGH’s Department of Surgery, and to operate on general surgical cases, including preoperative and postoperative management of these cases, under the supervision of JRBGH consultants who are fellows of the Philippine Society of General Surgeons (PSGS).

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