THE nation’s capital chief executive officer Mayor Isko Moreno approved the plan of four medical schools to conduct limited face-to-face classes and clerkship programs for their health-related programs.
Moreno met with officials of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) College of Medicine, Metropolitan Medical Center College of Arts and Sciences, Chinese General Hospital Colleges, and Manila Theological College – College of Medicine.
“What is the goal here? To produce doctors, nurses, midwives and all others allowed ng CHED to conduct face-to-face classes,” Moreno said during the meeting.
“If we can produce that next year, then at least we can continue strenghten our medical professionals handling the situation,” the mayor added.
Under PLM’s proposal, University President Emmanuel Leyco asked for the gradual reopening of the clinical clerkship program in the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center.
Metropolitan Medical Center College of Arts and Sciences Executive Vice President Remedior Habacon, MD also requested to gradually re-open its face-to-face classes and clinical clerkship under the Doctor of Medicine program.
The Manila Theological College – College of Medicine likewise asked for the mayor’s approval to allow its 4th year medical students to conduct a limited in-hospital duty at Tondo Medical Center, the school’s base hospital
For Chinese General Hospital Colleges, Moreno approved its request to resume hands-on pre-clinical training and clinical rotation in their campus laboratory and hospital for their students under the programs of Doctor of Medicine, BS Nursing, BS Medical Technology, BS Radiologic Technology, and BS Physical Therapy. ANDI GARCIA