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OsMak receives highest rank for COVID-19 response, management

PASIG CITY, (PIA) -- The Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) received the highest ranking among Metro Manila public hospitals in terms of infection control and COVID-19 response and management.

Makati City Mayor Abby Binay said that OsMak scored 97/100 in the inspection and validation report conducted by the Health Facility Development and Enhancement Unit (HFDEU) of the Metro Manila Center for Health Development (MMCHD). The MMCHD is an agency under the DOH. 

The inspection covered all local government and Department of Health (DOH) facilities in Metro Manila.

Time and again, OsMak has set the benchmark for efficient, effective, and compassionate delivery of healthcare services. Our Makatizens can rest assured that OsMak follows the standards and protocols set by DOH as a tertiary care hospital. Maayos, ligtas, at sigurado ang mga serbisyong ibinibigay natin sa ating mga pasyente,” Mayor Abby said.

According to the city government, the audit and evaluation of all local government units and DOH-run facilities is mandated by DOH Memorandum No. 2020-0202 on the "Use of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Assessment Form for Health Facility Managers and Healthcare Professionals in the context of COVID 19." 

The HFDEU assessed the hospital’s compliance with infection prevention and control (IPC) standards and protocols with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as with the Integrated Hospital Operations Management Program (IHOMP). The latter prescribes the standards and guidelines used in the evaluation. 

The IHOMP target is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare services through the creation and use of information for clinical, administrative, and monitoring purposes in hospitals and other health facilities.

Likewise, Mayor Abby said that OsMak had to accomplish and submit both IHOMP and IPC self-assessment forms and supporting documents prior to the validation.

In March this year, OsMak received its second ISO 9001:2015 certification after a three-day external audit. The local hospital received its first ISO 9001:2015 Certification for Quality Management System in 2019. (Makati City/PIA-NCR)

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