Wednesday, 24 August 2022 08:22

Gov’t delivers Tutok Buntis services

MALAPATAN, Sarangani (August 24, 2022) – Some 98 pregnant women from the municipality of Malapatan received free health services during the Tutok Buntis drive on August 24 at the municipal plaza.

The beneficiaries were provided Buntis Kits which contain diapers, alcohol bottles, sanitary napkins, and other pregnancy essentials, while some were provided dental care through fluoride varnish assessment and application and dental kits distribution.

Regional Director Dr. Aristides Concepcion Tan of the Department of Health Region XII stressed that “pregnancy is a high-risk endeavor.” Therefore, “regular pre-natal check-ups and receiving the necessary vaccinations like tetanus toxoid” is a must for pregnant women.

Also, several children and senior citizens availed of dental services and free check-up and screening for non-communicable diseases (NCD) like cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and chronic lung diseases.

The Tutok Buntis, Dental Care, and NCD Screening were among the activities during the launching of PinasLakas Booster Campaign in Malapatan to make COVID-19 vaccination and other health services accessible to the community as a one-stop shop.

The vaccination drive and the provision of other health services were conducted through the partnership of DOH XII, Provincial Health Office, Provincial DOH Office, Malapatan Municipal Health Office, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-Sarangani), and the local government units. (Jori Mae R. Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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