Navotas may handog na free cervical cancer screening, chest X-ray

Navotas may handog na free cervical cancer screening, chest X-ray

May 17, 2022 @ 5:22 PM 1 month ago


MANILA, Philippines – Nagbigay ang lokal na pamahalaan ng Navotas ng free cervical cancer screening at chest X-ray.

Nasa 220 Navoteños na edad 21 pataas ang sumailalim sa visual inspection ng cervix with acetic acid (VIA) screening test sa lahat ng health centers sa Navotas.

“Due to the pandemic, our centers temporarily stopped providing VIA test every Tuesday. We have resumed this service in line with the celebration of the Cervical Cancer Consciousness Month and now that our COVID cases are low,” ani Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco.

Simula May 17, ang 11 health centers ay maglalaan ng 10 hanggang 20 Navoteño patients tuwing araw ng Martes, 1PM-3PM, para sa free cervical cancer screening.

Katuwang ng Navotas ang  Philippine Business for Social Progress at ang  Department of Health sa free chest x-ray para sa komunidad.

Upang mapasali kailangang 15-anyos pataas at rehistrado sa kinabibilangang barangay  o health centers, first come first served basis.

“Early detection serves a vital role in the effective treatment of a disease. We hope that by providing these services for free, Navoteños will be encouraged to get themselves tested and treated, if needed,” dagdag pa ng alkalde.

Taong 2019, tumanggap ng parangal ang Navotas bilang Best in Tuberculosis Control Program award mula sa Department of Health-National Capital Region.

Bukod sa free checkups at mga gamot ay naglaan rin ng P3,000 livelihood assistance sa mga TB patients na kumumpleto ng kanilang 6-8 months treatment. R.A Marquez