Posted June 3, 2014
Written by Jay-Ar Arante
Aklan Governor Florencio “Joeben” Miraflores led the home-free Pamilyang Pilipino Laban sa TB (LPP-TB) program in the province of Aklan.
Together with Miraflores are the entire municipal mayors in the province where they signed the pledge of support which was wrapped up during the provincial local chief executives dialogue as regards to tuberculosis (TB) this Friday.
It is being said that there were 20 rural health units, three hospitals and clinics in the province that are accredited and certified by DOST facilities.
However, it was also noted that there were 91 percent of tuberculosis cure rate last year which has increased 77 percent in 2010.
On the other hand, in connection with such agreement, the provincial government will provide financial support to strengthen the TB Service Delivery Mechanism, as well as to strengthen public-private partnerships and multi- sector to be able to control the increase of TB cases in Aklan.
It is also expected that the government will have a different plan the same as putting a Multi-Drug Resistant TB Satellite Treatment Center at Dr. Rafael S. Tumbukon Memorial Hospital.
The collaboration of the Department of Health, Provincial Government has seen the TB Diagnostic Treatment and Information Services as a big help to the community.
Translated by Gloria Villas