City gov’t launches 9-in-1 health service program

SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela — The city government here through the City Health Office will soon be launching a health service program dubbed as “9-in-1”.

The 9-in-1 health service program will be implemented in all barangays of the city to ensure the health of using the city’s resources intended for health services.

Mayor Joseph Tan said the 9-in-1 health service program covers the basic health needs of an individual to have a healthy body and mind.

Tan said the 9-in-1 health service program covers dental services, immunization, teen-age mother counselling and family planning, formation of physical therapist club for high blood and diabetic patients, bloodletting activity locally coined as “Dugong Buhay, Dugtong Buhay”, maternal and child health called Parade ng Buntis, anti-dengue awareness campaigns, Tuberculosis-free barangays, and Internal Medicine Review (IMR) for Cervical Cancer.

Dr. Genaro Manalo, City Health officer of Santiago City said the 9-in-1 health services are freely offered to Santiaguenos as part of the city government’s provision of free health services.

The health services enumerated will be delivered or conducted right at the barangays through the convergence program bringing the services right at the villages.

Manalo called on all Santiaguenos to avail of the free health services of the city government as it continuously looks for measures to ensure that all the needed services will be delivered for the benefit of the residents.