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Pampanga to implement a Cuban-style health system by February – Gov Pineda

Pampanga will be implementing a Cuban-style health system starting this February.

This was disclosed by Governor Lilia Pineda in a statement Thursday, January 5.

The lady politiko said the health system will focus more on disease prevention by bringing out the health services to the villages

She also added the implementation of preventive health system is in response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for “health services for the masses.”

With this directive, the Pampanga provincial government, through its Provincial Health Office (PHO), is tapping all the municipal health offices to search for those residents in need of health services and bring to them the needed solutions.

The PHO will be sending off buses with specific facilities to reach those in far-flung places.

There will be four women’s health unit mobile buses, one mobile x-ray, one mobile eye clinic, one mobile blood test/ECG, and one mobile pharmacy.

According to Dr. Jose Antonio Rivera, PHO-OIC, they are targeting all of the province’s 505 villages within this year.

“We will bring services like breast cancer screening, cervical cancer screening, responsible parenthood, x-ray, hematology section, ECG, eye exam and free eyeglasses, tuberculosis monitoring/sputum test, hearing aid from Starkey Foundation, and urine tests for grade schoolers. This is to enhance the prevention of diseases and to avoid getting more complications,” Rivera said in a report to the PNA.

He also said that the rural health units will play the pivotal part in the system.

The Pampanga governor said that she wants all Kapampangans free of all sickness before her term ends.

“I want this as my legacy too. I want the Kapampangans to remember me for this,” the lady politiko added.

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