As part of the Oral Health Month’s Celebration, the provincial government of Cavite thru the OPG-Extension, Provincial Health Office and the Dental Health Association in the province once again facilitated a dental caravan for the day care pupils of Barangay Bagtas in Tanza on February 22, 2017. The medical team composed of volunteer doctors and dentists from the General Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Hospital (GEAMH) provided free fluoride application, and dental and pediatric checkups to a total of 402 beneficiaries. Pupils have taken home free set of toothbrush and toothpaste from Colgate-Palmolive Philippines, and vitamins and medicines from the provincial government. Additional dental services for the children were performed at the DOH Dental bus. Barangay Chairman Ronaldo Capao together with the rural health workers and day care workers welcomed the medical team and technical staff from PHO, as well as the staff from the provincial government. (PICAD)
Promoting proper oral healthcare as part of the provincial government’s campaign to keep Cavite smiling, the Provincial Health Office and the OPG-Medical Mission Team organized another dental caravan on February 23, 2017 in Amadeo. Almost 200 children from seven day care schools in the municipality participated and were provided free fluoride application that will make their teeth stronger. Others who need further dental services were treated at the DOH dental bus. PHO doctors and nurses who rendered pediatric checkups and other technical staff from the office of the provincial governor were welcomed and assisted by the municipal administrator and the rural health unit. The children and their parents also took home free toothbrush, toothpaste, medicine, vitamins and insect repellant lotion. (PICAD)
To increase public awareness on Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease, the Department of Health thru the Cavite Provincial Health Office celebrated the World Leprosy Day with the theme: “Achieve Zero Transmission and Disabilities” on February 21, 2017 at Congressional National High School, Villa Verde Village, Barangay San Agustin II, Dasmariñas City, Cavite.