July 14, 2022 @ 7:58 PM 4 weeks ago

THE Caloocan City government has conducted simultaneous ‘Libreng Chest X-ray’ program at the two campuses of the University of Caloocan City where hundreds of students underwent the medical services.

Also, a similar health service was carried out by the city health department this time involving barangay nutrition scholars who underwent the free chest x-ray as part of the local government’s intensified anti-tuberculosis drive.

Mayor Dale ‘Along’ Malapitan directed CHD chief Evelyn Cuevas to make sure that health services are sustained and expanded in order to reach more residents especially those who are needy.

“We need to go down to the communities so that we can be able to serve our constituents particularly those who cannot afford such health services like medical check-up and x-ray,’ Cuevas said.

According to Cuevas, the program aimed at detecting early signs of tuberculosis and helps prevent the spread of the disease.

A total of 203 nutrition scholars underwent the tests aimed at ruling out any pulmonary diseases, including tuberculosis, and help prevent its spread in communities.

“We’re trying to expand our free chest x-ray program to more sectors in the coming weeks. We want our health workers to know that we are also taking care of them and their own health comes first,” said the mayor who wants his administration to refocus on other health programs amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

3 most wanted ‘criminals’

Caloocan City Police chief Col. Samuel Mina has presented before the mayor the top 3 most wanted individuals.
Col. Mina said the suspects, namely, Christian Madrona; Sonny Abrasaldo; and Ricardo Dela Cruz were arrested through the case operation plan of the Caloocan City Police-Northern Police District. To recall, the mayor instructed Mina to present the city’s public enemies and ensure sufficient police visibility in the communities during their last command conference.

“My administration aims for zero tolerance on heinous crimes. We will purge the list of cri-minals and illegal drug syndicates operating in the city, their days are numbered, they will soon be caught,” the mayor vowed.