About 132 pregnant women including teenage mothers gathered at the municipality gymnasium of Sto. Tomas in Davao del Norte on Wednesday for the ‘Buntis Congress’.
Anchored on the theme, “Pagiging Inay Espesyal! Ligtas na Pagbubuntis at Panganganak sa Atin ay Nakasalalay,” the event aims to educate pregnant women on family planning, safe pregnancy, nutrition in pregnancy, and reducing child mortality of children under five years old.
A press release on Thursday said the Municipal Health Office gave a lecture on nutrition in pregnancy, family planning, safe motherhood, prenatal counseling, among others. The participants were also given “buntis” kits.
The town’s health unit also gave a briefing on reproductive health care both for men & women on top of the free services that were given to the participants.
Mayor Ernesto Evangelista urged the participants to always seek professional help from their doctors to avoid complications during their pregnancy.
“Our Municipal Health Office is always open to accommodate you to ensure your pregnancy is safe. As much as possible, do not miss your monthly check-up and avail of our health services” Evangelista said.
Evangelista said the local government is committed to improve the town’s local health system, especially the delivery of health services, dissemination of vital health information, strengthening the health workforce, and access to medicines by the public.
The local chief executive said that the LGU’s health programs and services are being complemented with the services offered by “Dangpanan ni Tomas” and “Serbisyo ni Tomas,” both are pet projects of the Office of the Mayor that aims to fast-track the delivery of social services to the public. (PNA)
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