The Bacolod City Health Office (CHO) conducted an awareness seminar discussing the basic information and effective management of spreading diseases to Barangay coordinators of Public Affair and Assistance Division (PAAD) at Barangay 29 hall, Bacolod City.
The event was joined by PAAD and sectorial Department Head Lea Carmela Bantug-Benitez, key speaker of the seminar Dr. Grace Tan, CHO Medical officer III, and Barangay 29 Captain Edner Gigje.
Tan shared a comprehensive presentation about the signs and symptoms, risk and prevention, and overall management of dengue and leptospirosis diseases which are commonly acquired by the City residents. Tan also discussed the monkeypox disease that is relevant as of today and debunked a few hearsay.
The event aimed to further educate the barangay coordinators of the said diseases and how to manage them for information dissemination and strategy development in benefit to their respective barangays.
“PAAD has been considered an arm of the City Health Office,” Tan shared in our interview. “We do expect a positive outcome, that they will be able to share the insights of what they’ve learned and eventually be of help with the prevention and control of these spreading diseases.”
Also present were Executive Assistants of the City, Nancy Discutido and Leo Bentinganan.