PALO, Leyte – A health team called “health economics” of the Leyte Provincial Health Office (LPHO) that renders health services exclusively to farmers in this province has a budget of P2.5 million for this year, a report from the LPHO, based here, said.
Health officer Dr. Edgardo Daya told Leyte Samar in an interview that the “health economics” is in support to the Leyte Economics which is the convergence program of Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla started in 2015 for poverty alleviation and economic development in the countryside.
Daya explained that the health economics is a separate and distinct with the usual medical caravan of the province.
It is a team of 15 members divided into two groups headed by a doctor and the members are nurses, dentists, nutritionist and technical staff with own tasks during the provision of health services to Leyte farmers.
“This is not the usual medical caravan of the governor that render health services to the people of Leyte,” Daya said.
Daya further explained that the team renders health services solely to farmers, including their immediate family members, with memberships of the associations in the barangays.
The health team visits the identified farmer associations trained by the Provincial Agriculture Office in particular barangays in the 41 towns and 1 city in Leyte province, Daya said.