24/7 nebulizing stations now open in Taguig


Starting today, two nebulizing stations will begin operations 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Taguig to provide medical services to asthma patients all over the city.

 “Medical emergencies may come at inopportune times. This is why we do our best to provide our constituents with the best medical services given the resources available to us,” Mayor Lani Cayetano said.

 The opening of the 24/7 nebulizing stations follows the earlier announcement by the local government of the inauguration of the third Super Health Center in Central Bicutan, which will also be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 “This is again part of the city government’s effort to bring medical services closer to the people at any time of any day,” Mayor Lani expressed.

 The nebulizing stations are located in Barangays Bagumbayan (District 1) and Western Bicutan (District 2) and will be placed in the residences of trained Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) for better accessibility to anyone and anytime.

 Dr. Isaias Ramos, officer-in-charge of the City Health Office (CHO), said these stations were placed in strategic places since these barangays have the most numbers of asthma cases as per the surveys conducted by the Taguig City Integrated Survey System (TCISS).

 “The main concern here is access, the access of the people to the services so we looked for places where the service is most needed,” Dr. Ramos said.

 Also, the two stations are open for 24 hours since asthma attacks can happen anytime of the day or night, she added.

 Dr. Ramos said the use of the nebulizer will be free of charge.

 More of these kinds of stations, he said, are being eyed in more barangays all over Taguig City.

 Earlier, the city announced the launch of a third Super Health Center located in Central Bicutan and will soon be operational.  Two other health centers of this kind will be opening in Barangays Ligid-Tipas and North Signal.

 These health centers are a centerpiece of the health programs of Mayor Lani’s administration and were constructed in order to decongest the number of patients at the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital (TPDH), aside from making health services more accessible to the public.

 “This is proof of our local government’s efforts to make the public healthcare system more accessible to our constituents. Health is one of our priorities and it cannot be compromised,” Mayor Lani said. ###

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 24/7 nebulizing station binuksan sa Taguig

 Sisimulan na ngayong araw ang 24-oras na operasyon ng dalawang nebulizing station sa Taguig na agarang maghahatid ng serbisyong medikal para sa mga may hika.

 “Kadalasan, dumarating ang mga medical emergency sa mga oras na hindi natin inaasahan. Ito ang dahilan kung bakit nais naming maghatid ng serbisyong medikal sa ating mga kababayan sa anumang oras at sa abot ng aming makakaya,” ika ni Mayor Lani Cayetano.

 Ang pagbubukas ng dalawang nebulizing station ay halos kasabay ng pagpapasinaya ng ikatlong Super Health Center sa Central Bicutan na siya ring magiging bukas 24-oras, pitong araw sa isang linggo.

 “Muli, ito ay bahagi ng pagsisikap ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Taguig na masuportahan ang pangangailangang medikal ng mga mamamayan,” dagdag ni Mayor Lani.

 Ang mga nebulizing station ay matatagpuan sa mga baranggay ng Bagumbayan (District 1) at Western Bicutan (District 2), at nakatalaga sa mga bahay ng ilang mga nagsanay na Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) para mas maserbisyuhan ang mga tao.

 Ayon kay Dr. Isaias Ramos, officer-in-charge ng Taguig City Health Office (CHO), ang mga istasyon na ito ay inilagay sa mga lugar kung saan may pinakamataas na kaso ng hika, batay sa resulta ng sarbey ng Taguig City Integrated Survey System (TCISS).

 “Ang pangunahing isinalang-alang ay kung paano mas madaling makukuha ang mga serbisyong ito, kaya’t tiningnan namin ang mga lugar na mas nangangailangan,” sabi ni Dr. Ramos.

Dagdag pa ni Dr. Ramos, maaring atakihin ng hika sa kahit anong oras ang sinuman kung kaya’t libre at tuluy-tuloy ang operasyon ng mga nebulizing station 24-oras.

 Sa kasalukuyan, masusing pinag-aaralan ang pagdaragdag ng mga nebulizing stations sa ilan pang mga baranggay sa Taguig.

 Nauna nang inanunsyo ang paglulunsad ng ikatlong Super Heath Center sa Central Bicutan na malapit na ring magbukas. Dalawa pang health center ang nakatakdang buksan sa mga baranggay ng Ligid-Tipas at North Signal.

 Ang mga health centers na ito ay isa sa mga programang pangkalusugan ni Mayor Lani at itinayo upang mabawasan ang mga pasyente sa Taguig-Pateros District Hospital (TPDH), bukod pa sa layuning mapadali ang pagkuha ng publiko sa serbisyong medikal.

 “Ito ay patunay na ang lokal na pamahalaan ay nagsisikap na mas mapadali ang pagpapaabot ng magandang serbisyong medikal para sa publiko. Mahalaga para sa amin ang kalusugan ng bawat Taguigeño kaya’t hindi nararapat na isakripisyo ito,” ani Mayor Lani. ###


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