MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR BATAAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLE CONTINUES
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These barangays prove that there is always much more you can do to help your people.
Bataan Governor Albert Garcia revealed on April 07 that a health program for indigenous people (IPs) in Bataan is continuing, with more Aetas from upland villages taking advantage of the project launched by the Provincial Health Office (PHO).
IPs from Barangay Biaan, Mariveles, were the most recent participants of the program. According to the governor, 108 Aetas received medical help, 32 availed of dental services, and four were vaccinated against COVID-19. This was made possible through the PHO’s “Kalusugan hatid sa Katutubong Kapatid” program.
Previously, 150 IPs from Barangay Binaritan, Morong, and 134 IPs from Barangay General Lim, Orion, were given medical treatment. One hundred from Binaritan and 32 from General Lim availed of additional dental services. Four people from Binaritan and 37 people from General Lim were vaccinated against COVID-19.
Garcia concluded, “We assure everybody that we will bring health programs and services to the people so that no one will be left behind as we walk the path towards a brighter, healthier, and more progressive life.”