During the medical outreach program of MP Barra's office in partnership with the Ministry of Health and IPHO - Lanao del Sur on June 1, a total of 1,169 residents of Barangay Caloocan, Marawi City, including adults and children, received medical services for circumcision, medical consultation, opta services, provision of dental kits, and standby vaccination hubs for COVID-19.
MP Barra chose Barangay Caloocan since it was part of ground zero during the Marawi siege and is not well served by other medical outreach programs, according to Alexander B. Pialan, Political Affairs Officer IV, MP Barra's staff. They also express their gratitude to the Ministry of Health for providing medical services that benefitted Bangsamoro people's health, particularly Marawi siege victims.
Dr. Pancho Cruz expressed his appreciation to the LGU and Barangay officials of Barangay Caloocan for their support. "We will continue to do everything we can to provide medical services to our Bangsamoro constituents," he said.
Dr. Ali C. Dalidig CHO II promotes vaccination during MOP to all individuals, particularly to students returning to school.
Undersecretary of the Department of Health (DOH), Dr. Myrna Cabotaje praised the Ministry of Health (MOH) for effectively implementing the region-wide Special Vaccination Days (SVD) from May 11 to 20.
“Thank you very much and congrats to MOH for the efforts and initiatives in conducting the SVD – a job well done,” Cabotaje said.
On May 20, Cabotaje and Undersecretary David Diciano of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unification (OPAPRU), who represented Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr., attended the SVD's culminating program in Marawi City.
MOH had a 102 percent success rate by exceeding its objective of 214,471 people in the region. A total of 218,683 people were vaccinated as a result of the SVD.
– Lanao Del Sur and Marawi City with 192% accomplishment or 121,279 vaccinated out of the 63,150 target;
– Sulu with 107.1% or 27,312 vaccinated out of the 25,500 target;
– Maguindanao with 75.5% or 53,085 vaccinated out of the 70,321 target;
– Tawi-Tawi with 61.1%. or 10,998 vaccinated of the 18,000 target; and
– Basilan and Lamitan City, however, only has 16% accomplishment or 6,009 vaccinated out of the 37,500 target.
“We have surpassed the COVID-19 outbreak with few cases to minimal deaths but still we should not take it for granted because our enemy is not seen,” Cabotaje said.
MOH Officer-in-Charge Minister Dr. Zul Qarneyn Abas, thanked all of the ministry's partners for helping to conduct the SVD.
“I would like to express my deepest thanks and gratitude to all of you, especially to our health warriors’ sacrifices, our DOH or the national government support, assistance of our local government, and our development stakeholders, for the smooth implementation of SVD,” Abas said.
“We are still hoping that on or before the end of June, we could still meet the 70% herd immunity in our region as the regular vaccination continues,” Abas said.
According to the MOH, the Bangsamoro region has a total of 1,066,653 individuals who have been fully vaccinated and 1,388,591 individual who have gotten at least one dose of vaccine.
COTABATO CITY - The Health Promotion Unit (HPU) of the Ministry of Health of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao led by HPU Officer-in-Charge, Saida Diocolano-Ali, conducted a courtesy call to Lanao Del Sur led by Dr. Alinader Minalang, Tuesday at IPHO-Learning and Development Center, Marawi City.
HLA-KAP is conducted to assess the health literacy levels of an individual, to obtain, process, and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions.
As part of the enacted Universal Health Care (UHC) Act, this survey will study the knowledge, attitudes, and health practices of households from each Local Government Unit (LGU).
"I've been waiting for a program like this to happen. Because we need a scientific basis to make our programs and policies more effective," Dalidig said.
"But, it is not just a basis or for planning, this will also help us empower our constituents," Dalidig said.
This continous activity of the Public Health Literacy Assessment-Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (HLA-KAP) study will run from this July to August of this year.
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