New ZCMS president bats for more health promotional activities PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 03 June 2016 13:44


The new president of the Zamboanga City Medical Society (ZCMS), Dr. Jerome R. Barrera, will bat for more health promotional activities in this city.

Barrera was formally inducted into office last May 30 at a local hotel.

“We will continue our health promotional activities in schools, radio, and television,” he said.

ZCMS will also adopt one barangay to promote health services where the society will work together with Zamboanga City Medical Center and Ateneo de Zamboanga University in their community projects.

The doctor added, during his term there will be less medical missions if there will be it will be coupled with preventive lectures.

“Just plainly to distribute free medications, without an effort to do preventive medical educations and activities, then these are not effective way to deliver best health care services,” Barrera.

He said the group will also try to come up with local data of diseases and other valuable researches thru the epidemiologist of the ZCMS Dr. Norvie Jalani.

However, Barrera said, what must be done first is to unify the doctors because as of February 2016, ZCMS has 626 registered members but only 44 % are active members.

Barrera was inducted into office by PMA President Irineo C. Bernardo III. The new president took his specialization as an Adult Endocrinologist at the University of the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital. He succeeded Dr. Zaida Sadain Urao who specializes in EENT, Head and Neck Surgery.

The new officers for the year 2016-2017 are: President Dr. Jerome R. Barrera, Vice President Dr. Jaybee D. Bazan, Secretary Dr. Nurhada A. Israel, Treasurer Dr. Norvie Jalani-Taruc, Auditor Dr. Jennifer Doroja-Araneta, and PIO Dr. Muktader A. Kalbi.

Board of Directors CME Director Dr. Nelson A. Ladja, Community Service Dr. Pascualito Concepcion, Society Affairs Dr. Jenivic Yao Romo, Special Events Dr. Fatima Concepcion Fabian, and Building Administrator Dr. Erwin M. Barrios.

ZCMS is a component Society of the Philippine Medical Association (PMA). (R.G. A A. Go)