LINGAYEN, Pangasinan January 26 – The ‘I Love Pangasinan’ Kalusugan Karavan of the provincial government seeks to reach out more rural communities in the province, particularly distant villages.
Pangasinan First Lady Karina Padua-Espino, during a leg of the mobile health caravan held in the outlying village of San Juan in Agno town recently, showed concern on the plight of the residents living in distant villages in the province as she stressed that the provincial leadership intends to bring the mobile health mission to remote barangays in the province.
Mrs. Espino noted that Governor Amado I. Espino, III is focused to extend the services of the provincial government in barangays of the province to fulfill his promise when he served as a barangay captain and provincial president of the Liga ng mga Barangay.
Owing to the show of love from the provincial government, local leaders and residents who availed of the services offered by the Kalusugan Karavan team expressed gratitude to Governor Espino.
“Kahit po napakalayo ng aming lugar, maraming maraming salamat po at hindi iyon naging sagabal upang marating ninyo at makita ang totoong sitwasyon sa aming barangay,” San Juan Elementary School Principal Aurora Navida said.
Marion Joseph Napata, a public health nurse at Agno Rural Health Unit, on the other hand, expressed hopes for the governor and the first lady to extend the mobile caravan in more localities so that more people will benefit from the program.
Reiterating that the provincial government is unwavering on its vision ‘To make Pangasinan the home of healthiest Fiipinos,’ Mrs. Espino pointed out that the Provincial Health Office remains keen and inspired in bringing health services closer to barangays.
“The joy in helping others warms the hearts of Capitol employees,” the first lady said as she expressed thanked the local government units and barangay councils for their warm reception on the provincial government team.
Services offered to residents during a health caravan include: supplemental feeding program, medical consultations, dental and laboratory services, malaria control program, tuberculosis control program, skin diseases consultation, flu vaccination, RCA, hygiene kits distribution, dengue control program, potable water access and rabies control program.
By Dexter A. See