Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Health Service in Valenzuela City
Keywords:Health Service, BJMP, City Jail
REPUBLIC ACT No. 6111 is an act that established the Philippine Medical Care Plan and created the Philippine Medical Care Commission, prescribing its duties, powers, and functions and appropriating funds thereof. Under section 2 of the Declaration of Policy, the Republic of the Philippines should gradually provide total medical service for the people by adopting and implementing a comprehensive and coordinated medical care program based on accepted concepts of healthcare. The researchers wanted to identify the effectiveness of the health service of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Valenzuela City because of the news of the increasing number of diseases of different jails all over the country for the betterment of jail health services for persons deprived of liberty. The researchers utilized a descriptive research method. This method involved data gathering to answer the questions. The researchers utilized questionnaires, unstructured interviews, and focused group discussions as research instruments to gather information. The respondents were described according to different demographic profiles. The majority of the respondents are from the age range of 42–50 years old. A total of 100% are male, 100% are married, and 100% are M.A. graduates. The respondents regarded the effectiveness of BJMP Health Services in Valenzuela City in terms of medical, dental, and physical services as extremely effective and the problems encountered that affect the efficiency of BJMP Health Services in Valenzuela City Jail as less serious. The results of the study can be used in crafting a guide to improve the health services rendered by the bureau for persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) and trace and address the problems encountered by the PDL inside the city jail properly.