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‘Lab For All’ caravan troops to La Union, helps 1,312 folk

February 13, 2024 Arlene Rivera 118 views

THE “Lab For All” Caravan, a project of First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos, in collaboration with the Department of Health and other national government agencies (NGAs), trooped to La Union to bring free health services to 1,312 patients, mostly senior citizens and underserved residents at the La Union Convention Hall in San Fernando City recently.

The “Lab for All” is an outreach program officially launched in Ilocos Region on September 12, 2023 at the Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena in Laoag City.

It was launched led by Health Secretary Teodoro Herbosa and rolled out in Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Pangasinan and La Union.

Regional Director Paula Paz M. Sydiongco expressed her gratitude to the First Lady for her support in providing better primary health care services to all Filipinos.

Since the start of the “Lab for All”, the regional office has distributed assistive devices to identified beneficiaries.

Among the health and medical services that were given were consultations, x-ray, laboratory services, ENT, pediatrics, surgery, vaccination, eye check-ups, obstetrics, gynecology, ECG and complementary medicines.

Mobile laboratories and dental buses from the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center, Conrado F. Estrella Trauma and Medical Center, Corelife, SM Foundation and the provincial government of La Union also provided medical services.

Other logistics supplied were oral health packages, FP commodities, nutribox, buntis kits herbmap, assorted spectacles.

Barangay health station (BHS) packages consisting of a dressing cart, minor surgical set, mechanical bed, spine board, EENT (eyes, ears, nose, tongue) diagnostic set, weighing scale with BMI calculator, weighing scale for infant, fetal doppler and examining table, medicine cabinet, and instrument cabinet were also distributed to selected communities.