BONTOC, Mountain Province – One hundred individuals availed of the free services during the conduct of the tuberculosis caravan as part of the activities in celebration of the 115th Bontoc Foundation Day and 19th Am-among Festival this September.
The activity aims to intensify case finding and medication in the capital town.
Services provided were X-ray and consultation.
Eleven of those who availed of the free services tested positive for TB.
Patingan said they are now talking with the patients to get treatment in government TB DOTS facilities where treatment for TB is given free.
The caravan was realized with the initiative of the MHO in collaboration with the Provincial Health Office, Department of Health; Philippine Business for Social Progress; and Rotary Club of Guiguinto Premiere, Inc.; from Bulacan.
The caravan was also an occasion for strengthening linkages between LGUs, health facilities, health workers, and communities in the fight to end TB.
It is to be noted that one of the many programs being handled by the MHO headed by Municipal Health Officer, Dr. Diga Kay Gomez, is related to TB intervention services. – Alpine L. Killa-Malwagay