LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The ‘I Love Pangasinan’ Kalusugan Karavan held in Balangay, Urbiztondo on November 25 which benefitted hundreds of residents wrapped up the November schedule of the said mobile health caravan launched by the provincial administration led by Governor Amado I. Espino, III.
Leading the Kalusugan Karavan, Pangasinan First Lady Karina Padua-Espino told the residents during the mobile health caravan’s 12th leg held at Balangay Elementary School that the provincial government is unwavering on its vision to make Pangasinan “the home of healthiest Fiipinos.”
In saying this, the provincial government through the Provincial Health Office which supervises the Kalusugan Karavan, she said, remains keen and inspired in bringing health services closer to barangays.
“We shall visit all barangays in Pangasinan to bring the Kalusugan Karavan,” said Mrs. Espino, who expressed gratitude to the Urbiztondo local government and the Balangay barangay council for the warm reception accorded to the provincial government team.
After spearheading the feeding program to the school children, First Lady Karina also led the distribution of rolls of olyset net or insecticide-treated nets to school administration; Gerry cans, hyposol and insecticide to barangay officials; sanitation hygiene kits to pregnant women; school supplies and slippers to school children and tokens to senior citizens.
Meanwhile, Balangay Captain Herlando Arambulo thanked the provincial government led by Governor Espino for bringing the Kalusugan Karavan in his locality. “Malaki ang pasasalamat naming kay Governor Espino at dinala nya dito ang health caravan na nakatulong sa aking mga ka-barangay,”Arambulo said.
Extending support to the activity, Urbiztondo Mayor Martin Raul Sison II also had time to visit the health caravan activity as he checked on the following free-of-charge services which are offered to the residents: medical and dental check up (which include tooth extraction), maternal health services, chest x-ray and sputum test.
Medicines were also given to residents for free after the consultation.
Residents also availed of free-of-charge anti-rabies vaccination for their pets.
By Dexter A. See