BALANGA CITY, Bataan – With the goal of aspiring to improve Primary Care Services by providing Local Government Unit (LGU) health facilities with basic equipment, the Department of Health (DOH) Regional Office 3 has provided 192 TSeKaP (Tamang Serbisyo para sa Kalusugan ng Pamilya) Equipment Packages to 18 Rural Health Units (11 Municipalities and 1 City) and 174 Barangay Health Stations and Satellites or a total of 192 packages for the whole province of Bataan, held this morning at La Vista Inland Resort, this City.
Each TSeKaP package consist of the following: two (2) non-contact thermometers, one (1) stethoscope, one (1) digital BP apparatus, one (1) glucometer set for measurement of blood sugar, one (1) dressing set for sterile of wound care, and two (2) nebulizers for asthma relief.
DOH Secretary Janette P. Loreto-Garin, who served as guest speaker in the event, addressed the LGUs to partner with them in the execution of their tasks in providing quality health services and satisfy their client needs and expectations, saying, “You are the force that keeps us working, You are the adrenalin that keeps us running, and our success is always dependent on you, we don’t compete with each other, we complement each other.”
“Trabaho, edukasyon at kalusugan, iyan po ang tatlong pinagtutuunan ng pansin ng ating pamahalaang panlalawigan. Opo, kalusugan po, dahil kung malusog po tayo, siguradong magiging maganda ang ating mga buhay,” said Gov. Albert S. Garcia in his inspirational message.
This event was conducted in line with one of the objectives of the Aquino Health Agenda termed as “Achieving Universal Health Care for All Filipinos or Kalusugang Pangkalahatan,” that is to improve, streamline and scale up reform interventions and ensure that families have sustainable access to quality health care facilities and services.
Participants in the said event include: municipality/city health officers, health center physicians and public health nurses, barangay health station midwives, municipal/city mayors, municipal/city councilors for health, barangay captains and barangay kagawad for health, and barangay health workers.