LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Benguet Caretaker Congressman and Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Party-list Rep. Eric Yap will be rolling out the implementation of the free medical checkup for all the barangay health workers (BHWs) and barangay nutrition scholars (BNS) provincewide to ensure that they will be spared from whatever illnesses that might compromise their health condition that could affect their performance of their assigned duties and responsibilities.
Congressman Yap, who chairs the powerful House committee on appropriations, stated that the roll out of the free medical checkup for BHWs and BNS is just part of a holistic approach that will be similarly offered to the different sectors for them to be able to ascertain their health condition so as not to affect the performance of their assigned duties and responsibilities.
He called on the concerned BHWs and BNS to immediately coordinate with the Benguet Congressional District Office for the scheduling of their free medical checkup to ensure that they are healthy to prevent the possibility of them contracting illnesses that might compromise their health condition.
Among the benefits that could be availed by the NHWs and BNs include free anti-HBS quantitative, blood uric acid, breath ultra-sound, chest x-ray PA view, complete blood count, creatinine, electro-cardio gram, fasting blood sugar, HDL, LDL, prostate specific antigen, total cholesterol, triglycerides, urinalysis and whole abdominal ultra-sound.
The lawmaker pointed out that the BHWs and the BNS are the priority sector in the roll out of the free medical checkup because they are the ones who are always going around their barangays and that they are actually exposed to the elements and the possibility of contracting illnesses that is why it is also important to monitor their health condition for them to be provided with appropriate medical attention.
According to him, the same program will be made available to the identified vulnerable and marginalized sectors of the community once the free medical checkup for the BHWs and BNS will be completed the in the coming months.
Congressman Yap underscored that the provision of such free medical checkup to the people of Benguet is just another testament of his desire to sustain the delivery of genuine public service which he promised to them when he started serving as the legislative caretaker of Benguet in January last year.
Aside from the continuous distribution of financial assistance to the identified beneficiaries in the province’s barangays through funds acquired from the concerned government agencies, the caretaker congressman stipulated that he will also work out with the appropriate agencies the provision of funds to implement high impact development projects such as the opening and concreting of roads leading to the rural communities to help in improving the living condition of people, especially those that had been deprived access to the urban centers of the province.
Yap urged the BHWs and BNs to avail of the aforesaid free medical checkup to help them ascertain their medical condition and for them to be able to avail of further health benefits from government hospitals in the different parts of the province for them to be able to effectively and efficiently discharge their assigned duties and responsibilities.
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