Nanay wants water in communities tested

Acting Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda, along with some Sangguniang Panlalawigan board members, convenes concerned departments and other stakeholders to discuss priorities in the Alagang Nanay Preventive Healthcare Program. (Daniel Ombina)

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Acting Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda said there is a need to conduct water testing in communities to identify and address the factors contributing to the rising number of illnesses.

This, she said, is the first step to prevent the spread of diseases.

Bumili ako ng pang-test ng tubig, kasi ang unang-una na kailangan ng preventive healthcare ay ‘yung malinis na tubig na iniinom, at saka ‘yung kapaligiran–‘yung solid waste. Ayaw kong mangyayari na gamot tayo nang gamot, tapos makikita natin ‘yung kapaligiran nila, marumi. Isa kasi ‘yon sa mga rason kung bakit tayo nagkakasakit, at kundi natin ‘yon mareresolbahan, mawawalan ng saysay ‘yung panggagamot natin,” said Vice Governor Nanay.

Aside from this, the acting governor also asked the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office to identify persons with disabilities (PWDs), solo parents, and members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) as priorities in the Alagang Nanay Preventive Healthcare Program.

Napakaimportante kasi ng mga PWD at 4Ps, ‘yan ang mga dapat talaga nating unang asikasuhin. At saka ‘yung solo parents, dahil ‘yang mga ‘yan, mag-isa na lang sila, hindi na nila kayang ipagamot pa sarili nila, kaya dapat tingnan din natin kung sinu-sino sa kanila ang mga nagme-maintenance, at ‘yung may mga sakit, lilikumin natin lahat ang mga ‘yan,” said Vice Governor Nanay.

Furthermore, the acting governor will also work with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to give proper attention to the medical needs of each young student.

Kasama namin ‘yung DepEd at CHEd, kasi ‘yung mga batang nasa elementary, high school, college, ang kasama nyan otso oras mula Monday to Friday, mga titser. Mas malaki ang oras nila kaysa sa parents. Some parents kasi, uuwi na lang sila ‘pag matutulog na. Kaya nakikiusap ako sa mga titser, pagmasdan ninyo ‘yung mga tinuturuan ninyong bata. Tingnan ninyo kung maputla ba, may sakit ba, malungkot ba, ano ba ang behavior niya, inaabuso ba siya, may problema ba, kailangang malaman din natin ang mental state nila,” said Vice Governor Nanay.

She added that there are many students who struggle with their studies because of their poor eyesight.

Pasusukatan natin sila para ‘di na sila mahirapang makapagmove forward sa kanilang pag-aaral, lalagyan natin sila ng lente sa mata na akma sa kung ano ang grado nila,” said Vice Governor Nanay, as she disclosed that she received 10,000 optical frames as donation.

She also stressed the importance of livelihood and employment in preventing diseases. According to her, depression and malnutrition are frequently the results of a family’s inability to meet basic daily needs, such as food.

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