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TAGUIG CITY–To deliver health services to its residents in the EMBO barangays after Makati backtracked from its commitment to vacate the health centers in these areas, the City of Taguig brought its Love Caravan to Brgy. West Rembo on Saturday, October 7.

The mobile health center with integrated services will make rounds in other EMBO barangays in the coming weeks, and thus bring the city’s services closer to its residents.

“Kilala po ang ating administrasyon sa pagiging Loving at Caring sa kanyang mga mamamayan. Hindi po natin gusto na palaging pinapapunta ang tao sa atin, ang gobyerno sa lokal na pamahalaan ng Taguig ang siyang talagang bumababa sa mga barangay at inaabot ang ating mga purok, dahil ang gusto po natin maramdaman ng mga residente na tayo po ay handang magmalasakit at tumugon sa mga pangangailangan,” said Mayor Lani in her message.

TaguigueΓ±os residing in EMBO areas can now easily access a wide range of free medical services, including consultations, OB-Gyne services for pregnant women and those with gynecological problems, pharmacy services, and diagnostics and laboratory services such as CBC, urinalysis, Random Blood Sugar (RBS), blood typing, Chest X-ray, ECG, and ultrasound.

Additionally, the mobile health center provides vital healthcare services such as free maintenance medicines and flu quadrivalent vaccinations for senior citizens, pregnant women, individuals with comorbidities, and healthcare workers. HPV vaccines are also available for ages 9 to 14.

For dental care, residents have access to tooth extraction and pharmacy services. Furthermore, nutrition services are being offered featuring cooking demonstrations of healthy meals and distribution of vegetables and other essential ingredients.

The Love Caravan also facilitates the registration and distribution of IDs for Persons with Disabilities through the Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office (PDAO) and for Senior Citizens through the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA).

The City Social Welfare and Development (CSWDO) gives out wheelchairs, crutches, and burial assistance, and helps with the registration with Philhealth ng Masa.

The Love Caravan also accepts applications under the L.A.N.I. Cares Program which provides health and other support to the poor, marginalized, and vulnerable sectors of the city.

Hermie Cardinal, a 73-year-old resident from Barangay West Rembo who availed of medical services during the program, expressed his gratitude to Mayor Lani for her love and care for the new EMBO residents.

“Maraming-maraming salamat sa mga serbisyong ibinibigay ninyo sa aming mga bagong residente ng Taguig. Ang serbisyo na aming nakikita ay maayos, systematic, at kusang lumalapit sa amin,” he added.

For her part, 57-year-old Vilma Fabros, who is also a person with disability, expressed how helpful Taguig’s programs and services are to its new EMBO residents, making them feel warmly welcomed by the City.

“Para sa mga bagong Taguig tulad namin, madali po para sa amin ang makakuha ng mga benepisyo na nagmumula sa Taguig. Nakakatulong po siya sa amin, kasi bago pa lang po kami at mas maganda po kasi kayo po yung lumalapit talaga sa amin.. Ramdam po namin na welcome kami sa Taguig kasi nagri-reach out po kayo sa amin,” Vilma said.

About 2,000 residents were served by the Love Caravan today.

The schedules of the Taguig Love Caravan are posted regularly on the I Love Taguig Facebook page.

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