“DOH on Wheels” launched in Leyte

PALO, Leyte, July 1 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday launched its “DOH on Wheels: Kalusugang Pangkalahatan,” a roadshow that seeks to popularize maternal and child survival and push for quality services to underserved households, held at the Schistosomiasis Hospital in Palo, Leyte.

Undersecretary for women, children and family cluster Janette L. Garin who represented Health secretary Enrique Ona explained that through the Kalusugang Pangkalahatan, the government seeks to “produce better and strive for a better and healthy population.

“We are selling and looking forward to a better quality of life,” she said.

The roadshow served as venue to showcase various programs of the government and additional vaccination/immunization programs that were introduced not just to sustain the previous vaccinations given but to “expand with the input of Sin Taxes,” she said.

It promotes health and information services on adolescents health, maternal and child health, men’s health and family health involvement and health for elderly and their rights targeting some 750 to 800 beneficiaries.

Tuesday morning, local chief executives from Leyte committed to extend support so as to achieve goals 4, 5 and 6 of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) that focuses on improvement of public health.

The roadshow has been to Surigao and Dinagat Island and will be in Tacloban on Wednesday. (PNA)