June 22, 2021, Tuesday, the Bicol Medical Center - Multi-Sectoral Governance Council (BMC - MSGC) members convened to discuss further the hospital's Performance Governance System Recalibrated Strategy Map 2025. The following external stakeholders and BMC- MSGC members were present during the second quarterly meeting:
- Dr. Rey Millena, Camarines Sur's Provincial DOH Officer, also the BMC - MSGC Chairperson
- Mayor Nelson Legacion - Local Government of Naga
- Joco Celebrado - Provincial Government of Camarines Sur
- Engr. Salvador Aldecoa, Rotary Club of Naga
- Col. Bernardo Fortez, 9th Infantry Division Philippine Army
- Analiza Macatangay, Philippine Information Agency
- Gina Valenciano, Department of Education - Camarines Sur
- Frank Mendoza, Local Government of Naga
BMC's key officials were also present during the meeting. Dr. Francisco Sales III welcomed all the MSGC members and reiterated the value of the PGS on BMC's vision to become a highly specialized tertiary medical center serving the Bicol Region. While, Dr. Edgardo Paredes, head of the hospital's Office of Strategy Management (OSM), reported the Strategy Review performance of BMC and its DOH Scorecard. Lastly, Dr. Nathalie Lazaro of the Public Health Unit presented the COVID-19 situation of the hospital. As of May 31, 2021, BMC has recorded 2,385 consultations, 687 of which are for May alone. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, BMC remains committed to help the primary Healthcare Providers Network in Naga City, Camarines Sur, and Camarines Norte by deploying medical doctors as soon as the COVD-19 situation improves.
While Naga City (where BMC is located) is currently under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine, today's BMC - MSGC meeting served as an opportunity for the hospital management, LGU-Naga City, Provincial Government of Camarines Sur, and other external stakeholders to discuss the COVID-19 surge in the region comprehensively. As a result, the Provincial Government of Camarines Sur has proposed to lend 15 mechanical ventilators for BMC's COVID wards. Tomorrow, June 23 (Wednesday), the mechanical ventilators are expected to be delivered to the hospital. Also, the Local Government of Naga has vowed its support for BMC's Committee on Resource Planning and Generation, together with the Rotary Club of Naga.
PIA will lead the Committee on Advocacy, together with the Information Offices of Naga & Camarines Sur. Meanwhile, the Committee on Governance comprises the 9th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development, and the Department of Education - Camarines Sur.
BMC - MSGC Chairperson Dr. Millena of DOH-Camarines Sur presided over the council meeting.