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Liceo nursing students to undergo internship at CHO

The Liceo de Cagayan University (LDCU) nursing students will be having their internship program at the City Health Office (CHO). This, after the 20th City Council during its 42nd regular session presided over by City Vice Mayor Bebot Rodriguez authorized City Mayor Rolando A. Uy to enter into and sign the Contract of Affiliation with Liceo U, covering the affiliation training of the latter’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing students at the CHO.

In his letter to the legislative body, Mayor Uy said this partnership aims to develop students in said private educational institution the actual experience and training in various clinical areas with the ultimate goal of producing competitive healthcare service providers.

Under the contract, LDCU shall assume responsibility for the care of the interns in case of illness or injury during the course of affiliation. It shall coordinate with the nurse or authorized staff of the Health Center on matters concerning the program of internship, training, duties, and discipline of interns’ convocations, and other related activities. LDCU shall likewise provide clinical instruction and supervision of affiliate students for a period from 40 to 80 hours or a breakdown of eight hours a day; five days a week for a total of one or two weeks.

For its part, the CHO shall enforce rules and regulations regarding the admission, supervision, training, and regarding an intern who fails to comply with any of the regulations of the City Health Office by committing acts detrimental to the health, safety, and welfare of the patients and personnel. CHO shall also conduct regular meetings to discuss or deliberate on issues and other concerns relative to training and affiliation activities.

The ordinance was sponsored by the committees on Health, Nutrition, and Health Insurance and on Laws and Rules respectively chaired by Councilors Maria Lourdes S. Gaane and Edgar S. Cabanlas.


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