CAMP TOLENTINO, Bataan – Law enforcement is regarded as a high-risk profession especially in terms of health issues hence the PNP Regional Health Services (RHS) conducts quarterly visits to police officers stationed in different camps all over the region as part of its Oplan Tokhang Kalusugan (OTK), a program that provides free medical and dental check ups to its enlisted men.
On their second visit this year at Camp Tolentino, under the supervision of PNP Chief Nurse, Police Lieutenant Colonel Mark S. Padrelanan 81 police officers ages 40 to 60 were examined at the covered court of Camp Tolentino , this city last June 19.
Doctors from Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) were present to assist in cases that need thorough/further diagnosis. PLTCOL. Padrelanan explained during the interview that the most common cases they found are hypertension, hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), diabetes, hyperuricema (high level of uric acid) and fatty liver. Comparing the statistics in their previous visits, attendees this month are lower compared to the first visit in February this year. PLTCOL. Padrelanan gladly said that some of the police officers who underwent this program had already improved. Said program also provides free maintenance medicines and hospital confinement expenses.
Oplan Tokhang Kalusugan was initiated in 2016 and under the supervison of PCOL Jezebel D. Medina. To date, the program is being implemented only in Region 3 but their goal is to have it replicated nationwide.