DAVAO CITY – The Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI) thru its Davao City Science and Technology Center - DOST XI (CSTC) conducted a Training and Deployment of RxBox device at Paquibato District Hospital in Davao City on May 7, 2021.
RxBox is a telehealth device that is capable of measuring a patient’s temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, uterine contractions, and electrocardiogram readings remotely. It was developed by Filipino researchers from the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila and UP Diliman.
A total of 13 individuals, composed of health workers from the district hospital and the barangay health center, as well as two combat medics from the 27th Infantry Action Battalion, 10th Infantry Agila Division, Philippine Army participated in the training. They were taught how to properly use the unit. A return demonstration was also done to assess their level of knowledge in using the RxBox device. Science Research Specialist I, Ms. Caryl Jan Sosa, R.N. and Project Assistant II, Mr. Niño Don Carlo Carrillo of the RxBox Team facilitated the activity.
After the training, Davao CSTC Director, Mr. Arnel M. Rodriguez headed the turnover of the RxBox unit to the hospital which was received by the District Health Physician, Dr. Redemptor Pantonial.
For a far flung area like Paquibato, Dr. Pantonial said the device is a very useful tool for them to better serve the people in the community.
“The Paquibato District Hospital is very thankful to DOST for this innovative tool and we hope that this project will continue to be successful and will help other far-flung areas here in Davao,” Pantonial said.
The training and deployment form part of the implementation of the Community Empowerment Through Science and Technology (CEST) Project under the Health and Nutrition component in the said barangay.
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