Comval’s 12th Family Health Fair held in far-flung barangay in Laak
Compostela Valley Province—The provincial government of Compostela Valley through the Provincial Health Office (PHO) in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) conducts “12th Family Health Fair” (FHF) with the theme: “Bringing Families Towards Universal Health Care” at the far-flung area in Barangay Melale, Municipality of Laak, Compostela Valley Province on September 10, 2019.
Attending the program were Laak Mayor Antonio L. Libuangan together with Board Members Renato B. Basañes and Vivencia Secuya, PHO Chief Dr. Antonio P. Ybiernas Jr., Executive Assistant for Health Dr. John Edward M. Coloma, PHO Doctors and personnel, and the barangay officials of Melale led by Barangay Captain Peter Elsan Molero.
Among the services offered during the conduct of the health fair are the IMCI Screening, Prenatal Check-up and Family Planning under Family Health cluster and for the Infectious Disease Cluster is the HIV Counseling and Testing for the different individuals. The Environmental Health and Sanitation also offers Food Handler’s Class. For the Non-Communicable Disease they conducted Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid and for the Population Management is the Teen Counseling.
On the other hand, the Provincial Council of Women offers ‘Libreng Gupit’ Free Haircut for all the participants in the community while the Basic First Aid Training and techniques was also conducted by the Health Emergency Management System.
Furthermore, the Oplan Pagbabago of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office offers Information Education Campaign (IEC) on Youth Welfare Program and Services, PHIC Enrollment on Pregnant Women and Pantawid Pamilya Program Queries.
Other services are the feeding program or libreng lugaw and champurado as well as the Provision of Iron, Ascorbic Acid and Zinc for the Nutrition cluster.
According to Board Member Dr. Basañes, this is the first time that the conduct of the FHF was held at the Barangay or in a far-flung Barangay as mandated by the governor as part of the Oplan Pagbabago and 4Ps plus agenda.
“Ang katuyuan ani nga programa nga kamong mga katawhan masayod gyud kung unsa ang mga serbisyo sa gobyerno nga angayan maavail sa mga katawhan nga libre ug walay bayad. Ma aware tang tanan kung unsa ang available services sa atong probinsiya pinaagi sa health ug uban pa,” Basañes added.
Also gracing the event were the eleven (11) municipal health officers of the Rural Health Units (RHUs) of the entire province together with the participation of the four (4) hospitals of the province namely; the Compostela Valley Provincial Hospital (CVPH) Montevista, CVPH Laak, CVPH Pantukan and CVPH Maragusan.
The National Offices and Private partners such as Apex Mining Company, Thermamarine also offers free multi-vitamins and render other health services with their medical specialist while the Mindanao Pranic Healing Training Center offers consultations for the energy healing. The members of the community in Barangay Melale as well as the neighbouring Barangays availed of the different services during the conduct of the FHF. #YEStoDavaoDeOro (Rey Antibo, ID Comval)
The provincial government of Compostela Valley through the Provincial Health Office (PHO) in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) conducts “12th Family Health Fair” (FHF) with the theme: “Bringing Families Towards Universal Health Care” at the far-flung area in Barangay Melale, Municipality of Laak, Compostela Valley Province on September 10, 2019. (Photo by A. Dayao, PAO-ID Comval)