On November 25, 2023, Cebu Technological University-Daanbantayan Campus Tabogon Extension took a proactive step in promoting the health and well-being of its first-year students by organizing a comprehensive medical-dental orientation. The informative session unfolded in the school’s state-of-the-art SMART room and catered exclusively to the enthusiastic CTU Tabogon Extension First Year students.
The inaugural session kicked off with an impressive lineup, featuring students from various disciplines, including BTLED, BEED, and BSIT. Commencing precisely at 8:57 a.m., the program commenced with a warm welcome from Dr. Rolina C. Paran, the dynamic and energetic campus director. Dr. Paran set the tone for the day, emphasizing the importance of health and wellness in the academic journey.
The formal discussions were skillfully steered by Mr. Kervin D. Martinez, a seasoned registered nurse. The topics covered during the orientation spanned a wide spectrum, encompassing physical examinations, blood types, random blood sugar testing, blood pressure checks, health examinations tailored for athletes, dental care insights, and an overview of insurance options available for CTU students. The engaging and informative session provided a holistic understanding of healthcare and wellness.
Post-discussion, an open forum allowed students to actively participate, seeking clarification on various health-related queries. The first group’s orientation concluded at 11:15 a.m., marking the successful completion of the morning session.
The program resumed its enlightening agenda in the afternoon at 1:15 p.m., featuring BSHM and BSIE as the second batch of students. Mr. Kervin D. Martinez continued to guide the discussions, ensuring consistency and depth in the dissemination of crucial health information. The open forum in the afternoon session facilitated a dynamic exchange of ideas and concerns.
As the clock approached 4:30 p.m., the program drew to a successful close with the final remarks delivered by Ms. Maria Theresa Catam-Isan, the SAO Coordinator. Ms. Catam-Isan expressed gratitude for the active participation and underscored the importance of prioritizing health and well-being throughout the academic journey.
In retrospect, the orientation emerged as a resounding success, equipping the first-year students with essential and valuable knowledge regarding health and dental care. The initiative not only aimed at enhancing the students’ understanding but also contributed to the overall improvement of health services available to CTU students. The university’s commitment to holistic education and student well-being was palpable throughout the event, marking it as a commendable and impactful initiative.
Words by: Dianne Montebon Dosdos