TACLOBAN CITY – The MASA Health Service Unit of the Tacloban City Government reported serving some 3,634 during the second quarter of this year.
Of the total number of patients served, 2, 259 were adults and 1,375 pediatrics.
Located on the second floor of the Tacloban City Public Market, the health unit offers free health services to indigent residents of the City.
From April to June, the unit conducted health education to its clientele on smoking cessation tuberculosis management and prevention, dengue; lifestyle modification, proper use of antibiotics and oral health.
Other health services offered by the office are community visits, pre-natal check-ups, HIV testing, drug dependency examination, physical examinations, PHILHEALTH profiling and referrals of patients to various health facilities.
Consultations were also made on patients with upper respiratory tract infection, hypertension, bronchial asthma, urinary tract infection, and pneumonia, among others during the same period.
Meantime, medical missions and outreach activities conducted by the health unit during the second quarter include one in Brgy. 68, the Divine Mercy Cooperative, and the Anti-Smoking/COPD spirometry testing held at the Tacloban City Training Center on April 13 and May 18, 2018.
Labs ko a Lawas ko, a healthy lifestyle advocacy program of the MASA Health Unit also led a number of activities like Zumba, BMI CBG testing, and medical consultation.
MASA is a priority program of Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez that seeks to improve healthy lifestyle, prevent diseases and alleviate the suffering of indigent Tacloban residents through its different programs and services.