September 30, 2023

TINEG, Abra – The Provincial Health Office conducted Kilatis Kutis Consultation (KKC), urine screening under the Renal Disease Control Program (Redcop), and various health advocacies in two villages here recently.
The team screened 122 people from sitios Tapayen, Alaoa, and Proper in Barangay Apao where 78 were found with skin diseases and six have urinary tract infection. 
PHO KKC and Redcop coordinator Lilibeth Martin gave free ointments, soaps, and medicines to the residents with skin diseases and UTI.
“We are here to bring other health services or programs of the government. Let us not focus on a single problem because there are more health issues that are needed to be faced and looked into. Let us cooperate and fight as one. We will win this battle,” Martin said.
Joy dela Cruz, a 32-year-old housewife from Sitio Tapayen, thanked the PHO team for the services they offered.
“Thank you for the free medicines and checkup you offered to us in our far-flung barangay. Through your health advocacies, we are able to know more on how to take care of ourselves especially our health concerns. We appreciate it a lot,” dela Cruz said.
During the event, Police Corporal Angelina Ananayo of the Tineg Municipal Police Station lectured about laws governing bullying, illegal drugs, and terrorism to the children and adults during the program.
The activity was supported by the local government unit headed by Mayor Corinthia D. Crisologo and the Rural Health Unit-Department of Health staff members led by Municipal Health Officer Severina O. Ortega. – PIA