Published date: May 05, 2022
Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine Grand Opening
The Republic Act 8423 also known as the (TAMA) Law was authored by Former Health Secretary and Senator Juan Flavier and was signed into law on December 9, 1997 to improve the quality and delivery of health care services to the Filipino through the development of traditional and health care and its integration into the national health care delivery system. With this in mind, DOH CHD IV-A Regional Director Dr. Eduardo Janairo envisioned the project to establish the Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) program in CaLaBaRZon that will be the gateway to strengthen primary health care in accordance with the provisions of Republic Act 11223 also known as Universal Health Care (UHC) of 2019 specifically under section 6 “Service Coverage”.
In this regard, the program of CHD IV-A under Health Accessibility and Innovation Unit (HAIDU) was tasked to establish TCAM Center in Batangas Medical Center with the following objectives: 1.)To provide a traditional, alternative, and complementary management for common diseases through traditional medicine practices within the health facility/community; 2.) To enhance the capacity of Batangas Medical Center workforce in performing TCAM practices and modalities; 3.) To create a model facility (Hospital level) offering TCAM services within CaLaBaRZon.