Recently the City of Las Piñas got praised by the Department of Health (DOH) over their anti-tuberculosis program which made an a positive impact, according to a Manila Bulletin news report. A certification of appreciation was officially received by the City Government.
To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…
The Department of Health (DOH) lauded the Las Piñas City government for developing and implementing anti-tuberculosis initiatives which contributed to the attainment of National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) targets.
According to Mayor Imelda Aguilar, the DOH conferred the city government with a certificate of appreciation, signed by DOH Metro Manila Center for Health Development Director Gloria Balboa, on Jan. 19 at the Lafayette Luxury Suites, Baguio City.
She said the city government launched in July last year a project called Chest X-Ray on Wheels, which roams around the city’s 20 barangays to conduct tuberculosis screening.
The program enables the City Health Office (CHO) determine the health condition of the residents.
The mayor said patients who test positive for tuberculosis based on the X-ray results immediately undergo sputum examination.
Aguilar said those found positive with tuberculosis are referred to barangay health centers for treatment and observation.
Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a resident of Las Piñas City, what is your reaction to this development? Do you consider tuberculosis a major health problem within your local community right now?
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