MASA Health Unit served 13,338 patients in 2018
TACLOBAN CITY – Some 13,338 Tacloban residents were served by the MASA Health Service Unit of the Tacloban City Government in 2018. In the annual accomplishment report of the unit it was shown that from the total number of patients served for the past year, 6,698 were adults and 6,640 pediatrics.
A priority program of Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez, the “MASA” is Located on the second floor of the Tacloban City Public Market and offers free health services to indigent residents of the City.
For the whole year the unit conducted health education to its clientele on Smoking Cessation Tuberculosis Management and Prevention, Dengue; Lifestyle modification, Proper use of antibiotics and oral health.
Other health services offered by the office are community visits, pre-natal check-ups, HIV Testing, Drug Dependency Examination, Physical Examinations, PHILHEALTH Profiling and referrals of patients to various health facilities.
Consultations were also made on patients with Upper respiratory tract infection, hypertension, bronchial asthma, urinary tract infection, and pneumonia, among others during the same period.
Meantime, Medical missions and Outreach Activities conducted by the health unit during the past year included those in Barangays 106, 107, 77 Banezville, 105 Suhi, the ATASCA Medical Mission held at the Tacloban City Astrodome and the Lingap Diwa Memories and Beyond Screening Test.
The health unit also rendered medical services in the municipalities of Basey, Samar, Macarthur, Palo, and Tanauan, among others.
On the other hand, the Labs ko a Lawas ko, a healthy lifestyle advocacy initiative of the MASA Health Unit also led a number of activities like Zumba, BMI CBG testing, and the Friday City Hall Workers Fitness Program, “Sneakers Friday.”
MASA seeks to prevent diseases, promote a healthy lifestyle and alleviate the suffering of indigent Tacloban residents through its different programs and services. H.J. Roca/CIO