PIA Press Release
Monday, January 16, 2012
Municipal health office brings health services closer to Itbayat Island residentsby Necitas G. Alconis
ITBAYAT, Batanes, January 16 (PIA) –- Residents of this island municipality are now reaping the benefits of the innovations on health services brought by municipal health officer Dr. Allan Sande.
Beneficiary Rosalia Castillo said they are touched by the efforts of Sande, a non-Ivatan physician from Cagayan de Oro who is serving the people of Itbayat like his own townmates.
He initiated regular visits or reach-out medical activities to far-flung barangays like Yauran and Raele (San Jose) every Friday from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.
Sande also scheduled a regular check up for malnourished children in Itbayat with the assistance of rural health nurses. He likewise conducted lectures on healthy lifestyles among the parents of the children.
The residents said Sande’s innovation brought convenience to the families of the far-flung barangays, who could not afford to bring their children to the hospital for check up.(TCB/NGA/PIA