P8M mobile x-ray van to complement anti-TB campaign, unveiled

The Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) turns over a fully-equipped mobile X-ray van to the Department of Health-9 in line with its campaign against respiratory diseases specifically tuberculosis or TB, at the San Jose Gusu Elementary School covered court, Wednesday, February 28.

Costing P8M, the mobile van is equipped with a cutting-edge X-ray technology that uses Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and an ECG machine. The project forms part of PBSP’s Advance Client-centered Care and Expanding Sustainable Service (ACCESS) program, which strives to improve healthcare delivery across the country.

DOH-9 director Dr. Joshua Brillantes thanked the PBSP for the donation saying it will complement the agency’s intensified anti-TB campaign in Zamboanga City and the entire region. “The arrival of this mobile clinic signifies a critical step towards our tireless fight against this devastating disease. This vehicle will empower us to reach far-flung communities and conduct vital screening and ensure timely diagnosis and treatment against this disease of tuberculosis.”

PBSP Chief Finance Officer Dennis Vitug said the mobile X-ray clinic is a testament to PBSP’s constant commitment to promoting social progress and healthy communities and a reaffirmation of its collective commitment to the principle “New Philippines, every life matters.”

The mobile clinic has the capacity to serve up to 200 patients within a four-hour operational window. This quick and effective service delivery approach has the potential to completely change how tuberculosis is diagnosed and treated in the area. The mobile clinic’s capacity to promptly test suspected cases of tuberculosis helps to control the spread of the infectious illness by guaranteeing that people receive timely medical assistance.

Present during the turnover were Executive Assistant Robert Dela Victoria representing Mayor John Dalipe, Assistant Regional Director Lenny Joy Rivera, City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite, and several others. (with reports from Bernadeth Lazaro)