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Newborn Screening
Published on: March 06, 2010


Key Highlights of Rules and Regulations Implementing RA 9288

Section 2: The National Comprehensive Newborn Screening System shall ensure that every baby born in the Philippines is offered the opportunity to undergo NBS and be spared from heritable condition that can lead to mental retardation and death.

Section 6: Obligation to inform. Any health practitioner who delivers, or assists in the delivery of a newborn in the Philippines shall follow the DOH prescribed guidelines on notification and education relative to the obligation to inform. The health practitioner shall maintain documentation in the patient’s record that NBS information has been provided.

Section 7: Performance of NBS, NBS shall be performed after twenty-four (24) hours of life but not later than three (3) days from complete delivery of the newborn.

Section 13: The DOH shall be the lead agency for implementing the National Comprehensive Newborn Screening System.

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TMC Antipolo Clinic

Circumferential Rd. Dalig, Antipolo City
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Clinic Schedule: Monday-Friday : 7am - 7pm
Saturday : 8am - 5pm

TMC Pasig Clinic
G/F Ever Gotesco, Ortigas Complex
Ortigas Avenue Extension, Pasig City
Tel. No. (632) 656-8095 Telefax: (632) 656-4969
Clinic Schedule: Monday-Saturday : 8am - 8pm
Sunday : 8am - 6pm

TMC Marikina Clinic
G/F Phase 3, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall
Marcos Hi-Way, cor. Felix Ave.,
Cainta, Rizal
Tel. Nos. (632) 681-7345 / (632) 681-5425
Telefax: (632) 681-5153
Clinic Schedule: Monday-Saturday : 8am - 8pm
Sunday : 8am - 6pm

TMC Congressional Clinic
C-13 Congressional Arcade Bldg., Congressional Ave.,
Cor. EDSA, Quezon City
Tel. No. (632) 926-7065 Telefax: (632) 925-9946
Clinic Schedule: Monday-Saturday : 8am - 7pm

TMC Fairview Clinic
LG/F SM City Fairview, Quirino Hi-Way cor.
Regalado Ave., Fairview, Quezon City >
Tel. No. (632) 938-4667
Telefax: (632) 930-4808 / (632) 930-4822
Clinic Schedule: Monday-Sunday : 8am - 9pm

TMC Cainta Clinic
2/F, Robinsons Place Cainta, Junction Ortigas
Avenue Ext., Cainta, Rizal
Tel. No. (632) 240-4354 Telefax: (632) 240-4355
Clinic Schedule: Monday-Saturday : 8am - 8pm
Sunday : 8am - 6pm


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