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SP OKs training of CU’s nursing students at JRBGH

THROUGH an ordinance, the 19th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy authorized City Mayor Oscar Moreno to enter into and sign the Contract of Affiliation with the Capitol University (CU) covering the partnership of the parties in the affiliation of its nursing students at the J.R. Borja General Hospital.

In his letter to the legislative body, Mayor Moreno said the partnership is a renewal of its previous engagement in providing a training facility for their nursing students, which was temporarily stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said it is a strong manifestation of the city’s inclusive approach in local governance, particularly solid linkage with the academic community.

According to the mayor, the contract also enhances the health and education programs of the local government since the actual relevant knowledge the students will acquire from the city-owned JRBGH will benefit the city, once these students become full-fledged nurses.

Under the contract, the CU shall assume responsibility for the care of the affiliates in case of illness or injury during the course of affiliation; coordinate with the chief nurse or authorized staff on matters concerning the program of the internship, training, duties and discipline of affiliates, convocations, and other related activities, among others.

For its part, the city shall provide maximum opportunity for the affiliate to gain actual experience and training in the various clinical areas as required under the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

The city shall enforce rules and regulations regarding the admission, supervision, and training of interns who fail to comply with regulations of the JRBGH by committing acts detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the patients and personnel.

The committee on health and health insurance chaired by Councilor Maria Lourdes S. Gaane sponsored the ordinance.


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