Taguig conducts house-to-house distribution of maintenance meds to constituents


The local government of Taguig is conducting a house-to-house distribution of maintenance medicines to its constituents suffering from diabetes, hypertension and asthma for the second quarter of the year.

“Looking after the health of Taguigenos remains a priority of the city government. We will continue to institute reforms in the public health sector to show our commitment in translating the progress we have in Taguig into concrete programs in social services for our people,” Mayor Lani Cayetano said.

“This is one way of letting the benefits of economic progress trickle down to our citizens. This is Taguig’s version of development that is both inclusive and transparent.”

The maintenance medicines distribution program is a product of the findings made by the Taguig City Integrated Survey System (TCISS), a project instituted by the Cayetano administration during its maiden term in 2010.

The TCISS, in coordination with the Taguig City Health Office, will be distributing packs of diabetes maintenance medicines such as Metformin, Gliclazide, Glibenclamide and Glimeperide.

Hypertension medicines containing Metoprolol (tartate), Losartan, Amlodipine (besilate), Nifedipine and Clonidine (hydrochloride) will also be distributed along with packs of Salbutamol tablets, syrup, nebules and inhalers for asthma patients.

The TCISS is an innovative survey system which was carried out in the form of a a house-to-house census using a questionnaire divided into three tranches, echoing Mayor Lani’s aim of delivering meaningful services and programs right at her constituents’ doorstep.

Surveys are done to all homes in Taguig, providing basic demographics and profiles of the tenants that included the medical attention needed with accurate figures.

“With this detailed and exhaustive survey, the city government has been able to extend all the necessary help and assistance to the different sectors of Taguig. The assistance is specific; for instance, identified asthma patients are given free Salbutamol tablets and syrup,” explained Mayor Lani.

“Now, we no longer practice the use of ‘guess-timates’ that either lead to wanton spending or to a deficient delivery of services to the people.”

Last February, the TCISS distributed maintenance medicines to 12,726 beneficiaries with asthma, hypertension and diabetes.

Other health programs that have come into fruition because of TCISS include “Oplan Alis Bosyo: Thyroid Operation Program” and “Operation Alis Bukol” which offers surgery to residents suffering from cyst, lymphoma, warts, and similar ailments. ###

FILIPINO VERSION:

Taguig, house-to-house ang pamamahagi ng libreng maintenance medicines sa kanilang mga residente

Nagsasagawa ngayon ng house-to-house distribution ng maintenance medicines ang pamahalaang lokal ng Taguig para sa mga residente nitong may diabetes, hypertension at hika.

“Ang kalusugan ng bawat Taguigeño ay nanatiling pangunahin sa mga prayoridad ng lokal na pamahalaan. Patuloy tayong magpapatupad ng mga reporma sa ating sektor na pangkalusugan upang ipakita na may pinatutunguhan ang progreso ng ating lungsod sa pamamagitan ng mga konkretong programa sa social services,” sabi ni Mayor Lani Cayetano.

“Ito ay isang paraan upang  maipaabot sa ating mga nasasakupan ang asensong ating tinatamasa. Ito ay paraan natin upang maipakita na ang ating pag-unlad ay ‘inclusive’ at ‘transparent’.”

Ang maintenance medicine distribution program ay bunga ng mga survey na isinagawa ng Taguig City Integrated Survey System (TCISS), isang proyekto ng Cayetano administration noong 2010.

Ang TCISS, sa pakikipag-ugnayan sa Taguig City Health Office, ay namamahagi ng pakete ng diabetes maintenance medicines tulad ng Metformin, Gliclazide, Glibenclamide at Glimeperide.

Ipinagkakaloob din ang mga gamot para sa hypertension kabilang ang Metoprolol (tartate), Losartan, Amlodipine (besilate) at  Nifedipine and Clonidine (hydrochloride). Mayroon ding  mga pakete ng Salbutamol tablets, syrup, nebules at inhalers para sa mga pasyenteng may hika.

Ang TCISS ay isang makabagong survey system na isinasagawa sa lahat ng kabahayan sa Taguig sa pamamagitan ng serye ng mga katanungan na ibinigay sa tatlong pagkakataon. Alinsunod ito sa layunin ni Mayor Lani na maghatid ng makabuluhang serbisyo at programa sa mga mamamayan.

Ang mga survey ay ginagawa sa lahat ng tahanan sa Taguig, na siyang nagbibigay ng  basic demographic at profile ng mga residente kabilang na ang mga nangangailangan ng atensyong medikal.

“Sa pamamagitan ng detalyadong survey, naipaaabot ng pamahalaang lungsod ang mga kinakailangang tulong sa iba’t-ibang sektor ng Taguig. Ang mga tulong ay eksakto; halimbawa, ang mga pasyenteng may hika ay binibigyan ng libreng Salbutamol tablets at syrup,” ani pa ni Mayor Lani.

“Hindi na tayo nagsasagawa ng mga panghuhula o ‘guess-timates’ na nagbubunga ng sobra-sobrang paggastos o hindi sapat na serbisyo para sa ating mga kababayan.”

Noong nakaraang Pebrero, namigay ang TCISS ng mga maintenance medicine sa 12,726 na pasyente na may hika, hypertension at diabetes.

Ang iba pang mga programang bunga ng TCISS ay ang “Oplan Alis Bosyo: Thyroid Operation Program” at “Operation Alis Bukol”, na nagbibigay ng libreng opera sa mga residenteng may cyst, lymphoma, kulugo at iba pang katulad na karamdaman. ####


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