By: Regina Mae C. Ronquillo

DOST Caraga completes this year’s deployment of 33 RxBox Devices to selected Rural Health Units in the municipalities of Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur. Last year, 9 RxBox were deployed in the municipalities of Agusan del Norte and 1 in Agusan del Sur to help in Covid 19 response.

RHUs in the Province of Dinagat Islands also received their 2 devices earlier this year. This is a collaborative project of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), University of The Philippines Manila – National Telehealth Center (UP-NHTC), University of the Philippines Diliman – College of Engineering, DOST- Advanced Science and Technology Institute, and the Department of Health (DOH) entitled “Roll-out of 1000 RxBox Telehealth Device in Selected Rural Health Units in the Philippines.”

The project aims to provide an efficient healthcare system, especially in far-flung areas, and promote a better and more accessible healthcare facility. To learn more about the project, you may visit

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