Vice Governor Distributes Medicine Kit

"Health is wealth". Vice-Governor Julius Caesar Herrera quoted the popular adage when he addressed health service providers during the turn-over ceremony of the medicine kit recently at the President Carlos P. Garcia Memorial Session Hall.

      Herrera personally handed 224 medicine kits with medical instruments to all barangay health workers (BHWs) of the 25 barangays of the town.

      They also received white t-shirts uniform which they can use when they go to communities to render of health services.

      Inside each kit were a sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, surgical scissor, clinical thermometer, gauze, roll plaster and a 120-ml bottle of betadine.

      Anecita Paredes, public health nurse hosted the distribution activity, as facilitated by Dr. Francisco Ngoboc Jr., municipal health officer.

      In his message, Herrera told the BHWs that the undertaking is one of his projects, making health services available to people of all walks of life, especially in the grassroots level.

      The provincial government is looking after the good and benefits of the Boholano people through livelihood and health aspects.

      On behalf of Mayor Juanario Item, who was out of the town then, Dr. Ngoboc expressed gratitude to the vice governor for the equipment.

      At present, the municipality has three public health nurses, 26 midwives, 25 barangay nutrition scholars (BNSs), 234 BHWs), two sanitary inspectors, and 12 operational birthing clinic.