BeGH inaugurates mammogram facility

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 20 (PIA) - - The Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) inaugurated this week the new mammogram facility which will aid in the early detection and prevention of breast cancer which is considered as one of the province’s top ten leading causes of death.

 

The establishment of the P 4.32 million-worth facility is in line with Goal Number 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) particularly on the reduction of mortality from non-communicable diseases such as cancer, said Dr. Maria Imelda Ulep, BeGH Chief of Hospital.

Based on the statistical data, breast cancer was ranked sixth and eighth in 2015 and 2016, respectively, as leading cause of death in the province.

The facility will provide additional service for patients who are required to undergo breast check up and have suspected unusual growth for early detection and prevention and those already having the disease to prevent further complications, added Ulep.

The mammogram fee is based on an amended provincial ordinance incorporating the other hospital services.

The facility is established from the hospital’s cost recovered revenue. BeGH operates as an economic enterprise. Through an ordinance, its management was transferred to the provincial government.   

Ulep said there are visiting consultants who take charge of the mammography services. (PIA Benguet)

 

Benguet Destinations

Strawberry Farm

La Trinidad is know to be the “Strawberry Capital of the Philippines” because of the strawberry fields. Visitors can experience strawberry picking and also taste different products made from strawberry like the strawberry ice cream and strawberry “taho”.

Asin Hot Springs

Located at the outskirts of the city of Baguio, this attraction gives it’s visitors the chance to indulge in serious relaxation. Asin Hot Springs has been knwon to do wonders for the mind, body and soul because of the spring’s natural minerals like sulfates, calcium and chloride.

BenCab Museum

The BenCab museum, located at KM 6. Asin Road, houses the permanent collection of Philippine National Artist Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab) in several galleries, as well as venues for art shows and exhibitions. The Philippine Contemporary Art Galleries highlight the artist’s collection of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. The smaller exhibition rooms contain other collections accumulated by BenCab through the years.

Bell Church

The home to beautiful landscaped gardens and intricately designed arches and buildings adorned with flags, bells and dragons. Bell church holds some artifacts about Buddhism and literatures about the history of China.

Mt. Pulag

Mt. Pulag is the highest peak in Luzon and the third highest in the Philippines which is 2,922 meters above sea level. The view from the top of Mt. Pulag never fails to amaze its climbers.

Kabayan Mummies

Also know as the Fire Mummies of the Philippines, the Kabayan Mummies are from the Ibaloi tribe of Benguet. This have been included in the 100 Most Endangered Sites in the World by a non-profit organization that focuses on the preservation of important historical monuments and sites.

Ambuclao Dam

The Ambuclao dam is popularly known as the biggest rock filled dam in the Far East and is considered as one of the major projects in Luzon that feeds electricity to the grid lines of Luzon.

Rose Gardens

Rose lovers will surely be pleased with Rose Gardens. A famous tourist attraction located in La Trinidad. Here, you will find a large variety of roses, chrysanthemums and other ornamental plants.

Mt. Ugo

This is considered to be one of the major destinations in the Cordilleras. It is the highest mountain located in Tinongdan, Itogon via the Benguet-Vizcayay boundary that boasts of stunning views of neighboring mountains and the great Luzon valley.

Kalugong View Point

A trek to Mount Kalugong is something that adventure seekers and nature lovers woudn't miss. The Kalugong View Point will give you a breathtaking experience and a panoramic view of the La Trinidad Valley and ther villages.
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