TABUK CITY, Kalinga- In its endeavor to provide continuous health services to the barangays despite the imposition of quarantine due to COVID–19 pandemic, the Rural Health Unit II (RHU II) held on September 9 monitoring and consultation of non-communicable disease at barangay Masablang.
According to Rubilyn Carrido, Midwife- II, there is an increase of hypertension cases in said barangay. She said that 53 hypertension patients were recorded in in the area of which 10 are new cases.
“Very alarming daytoy kasi immado iti case tayo iti high blood tapos nag-uubbing da pay dagidyay nainayon,” Carrido said asking for the patients’ cooperation in maintaining and stabilizing their health condition.
She advised the patients to observe proper and healthy diet, exercise regularly and avoid drinking too much alcohol. She also told them to quit smoking and refrain taking too much caffeine like coffee.
“Awan met iti umuna a mangtulong kanyada nu di isuda met lang by observing met ah dagidyay rumbeng ken saan a rumbeng para t salun-at da. Ken ag- obey da kadagdyay advices dagiti health experts da ken diyay panag inom da nga usto idyay naited knyada nga agas,” she said.
She also reminded the public to watch out their diet and observe a healthy lifestyle so they will not develop such disease which is difficult to manage once a person has the problem and considering that fatality due to lifestyle diseases is one for the top causes of death in the province.
The medical team conducted laboratory test and gave out medicines to those who were evaluated to have hypertension and vitamins to senior citizens who came in for check- up.
One of the patients who received the health service says he was thankful for bringing the program of the city government to them specially that the governments are advising them to stay at their homes due to COVD- 19 pandemic.
Rural Health Physician Dr. David Dante Pocais led the medical consultation. Aside from health services medicines were also given to the patients. Most of those who availed the free services were hypertensive patients. By Mae Ann Padilla