CALOOCAN City Mayor Dale Gonzalo “Along” Malapitan, in coordination with the Caloocan Schools Division Office, has launched a program offering free laboratory testing for public school teachers.
The free testing, which will be available at the Caloocan City Medical Center (CCMC) and Caloocan City North Medical Center (CCNMC) beginning on Tuesday, June 13, is aligned with Mayor Along’s initiative to provide additional services for public school teachers, on top of the accessible healthcare provided by the local government to its constituents.
CCMC Medical Director and Hospital Administrator Dr. Fernando Santos expressed his deepest gratitude towards Mayor Along for his initiative.
“Labis po ang pasasalamat natin kay Mayor Along para sa napakagandang programa na ito. We are sure na malaki po ang maitutulong nito para sa kalusugan ng ating mga guro,” Dr. Santos said.
Mayor Along stressed that the local government’s effort to improve healthcare in the city is part of his “larger goal” of improving the quality of life for Caloocan citizens.
“Sinisiguro po natin na magpapatuloy pa ang ganitong mga programa ng pamahalaang lungsod. Lahat po ito ay para sa mas maginhawa at mas malusog na pamayanan para sa mga Batang Kankaloo, umpisa sa ating mga guro na labis ang pagsasakripisyo sa larangan ng pagtuturo,” the mayor stated.
More than 1,050 teachers in South Caloocan and 750 teachers in North Caloocan are expected to benefit from the said program.
Dr. Santos said the tests include a complete blood count (CBC), urinalysis, and chest x-ray.