January 28, 2019, Filed under Press Release

LGU - Pangasinan levels up TB control and treatment efforts


Lingayen, Pangasinan — As part of strengthening further its Tubercolosis (TB) control and treatment program, the provincial government will soon implement the Programmatic Management of Drug-resistant Tubercolosis (PMDT) project.

To jumpstart the PMDT project which is seen to help reduce the prevalence of TB health problems in the province, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), in its regular session on January 21, approved Provincial Resolution No. 2199-2019 which authorizes Governor Amado I. Espino, III to ink a Memorandum of Agreement with the Philippine Business for Social Progress, Inc. (PBSPI).

One of the largest corporate-led social development foundations that operates nationwide on various health programs, the PBSPI is the current Global Fund recipient that supervises the management of funding for the Project, entitled : “Intensifying and Mainstreaming Integrated DOTS in the Philippines.”

Among the key service areas of the said project is to support the Department of Health (DOH) in the expansion of its PMDT.

“The partnership of the provincial government thru the Provincial Health Office and the PBSPI, paves the way for the provision of diagnostic and treatment services to drug-resistant TB patients through the treatment centers, satellite treatment centers and treatment sites of the provincial government in its district hospitals,” 4th district Board Member Jeremy Agerico Rosario, resolution author, said.

The Pangasinan Provincial Hospital, Urdaneta District Hospital, Eastern Pangasinan District Hospital, Western Pangasinan District Hospital, and Bayambang District Hospital shall be the implementing partners of the DOH in order to effectively and efficiently deliver quality clinical and laboratory services among TB patients covered by the Global Fund project.

/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca (Photos by JZP)

/Shiella Mae C. De Guzman (Photos by ACDC & JC)

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