As part of SGOP’s mid-year convention, the activity was attended by 238 women where seven females have tested positive for cervical cancer. Provincial Health Office (PHO) clarifies that those who tested positive does not automatically diagnosed with cervical cancer. The results will be forwarded to their Manila Office for confirmatory tests and will be handed over to the patients in an estimated span of a month.
PHO personnel happily shared that the event was a great success due to a large number of attendees and considering this as an eye-opener for all females to have their reproductive system being checked regularly.
This initiative is part of DOH’s program “ToDOH Arangkada, Tungo sa Universal Health Care” that approaches health literacy, healthy living, and protection from hazards or risks for a promotive and protective health care system. (Marc Ian A. Salem/PIA 10)