Naga City, Bicol - The BMC Department of Pediatrics officially opened its Satellite Continuity Clinic for Newborn Screening Positive Patients.
The term ‘Newborn Screening Positive Patients’ refer to babies that test positive to one or more of the endocrine, metabolic, or hematologic congenital disorders that are detected through Newborn Screening.
BMC is one of the health institutions mandated by the Department of Health (Region 5) to put up a Satellite Continuity Clinic. According to Dr. Mary Ann Cyril N. Mesalucha, Hospital Coordinator at the Newborn Screening Program, this clinic is where positive patients are now to be brought in by their parents or guardians for confirmatory testing, case management and treatments.
The clinic is open every Monday, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, with Dra. Peppermint Tanchi-Sia as the Consultant-in-Charge.