Family planning services now right at your doorsteps – DOH
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 18 (PIA) – The Department of Health – Cagayan Valley Center for Health and Development health care providers are personally visiting right at their doorsteps those individuals needing family planning and other health services.
“Called “Serbisyong Pangkalusugan, Kumakatok sa Inyong Pintuan”, the program is ensures that majority of the populace can still avail of family planning services even in the midst of pandemic,” Family Planning Coordinator Sheila Villamil said.
“While we are giving our best effort to fight COVID, we should not also forget other social issues that are also important,” she added referring to family planning.
Villamil said aside from the house-to-house visitation of Doctor to the Barrios, nurses under the Nurse Deployment program (NDP), Barangay Health Workers (BHWs), they are utilizing the social media to advocate other programs of the department.
The department appealed to the populace to look into family planning also as a priority between the couple to ensure that the needs of their children are adequately provided especially during this pandemic where most lost their jobs while others do not have fix income.
Nurse Marc Madrigal administers vaccine to children in a house-to-house basis since under the MGCQ, children senior citizens and those with co-morbidities are not allowed to go out.
“Not only family planning methods or needs that we bring but other services like free vaccines and check-ups but,” said Madrigal.
Madrigal added that during visitations, minimum health standards are strictly observed. (MDCT/GVB/PIA 2-Cagayan)