Prov’l Gov’t ups fight against COVID, other illnesses thru infomercials


THE Provincial Government of Pangasinan led by Governor Amado I. Espino III vowed to continue strengthening their effort to control the COVID-19 as well as other diseases affecting Pangasineses.

In an infomercial produced by the Provincial Information Office, Provincial Health Office Anna Ma. Teresa De Guzman bared that the number of deaths caused by COVID-19 recorded in the province remained steady at nine since April 4.

Provincial Health Officer Anna Ma. Teresa De Guzman assures Pangasinenses that the Provincial Government of Pangasinan will continue to fight COVID and other illnesses that affect Pangasinenses.

“Sa ating talaan, lumalabas na pagkatapos ng April 4, wala nang nasawi sa ating lalawigan dahil sa pandemyang ito,” said Dr. De Guzman.

The Provincial Government is also actively conducting the expanded targeted mass testing for frontliners, locally stranded individuals, and persons under monitoring.

Dr. De Guzman stated, “Simula noong tayo ay nag mass-testing, halos lahat ng sumasailalim sa swab test na nag positibo ay asymptomatic o walang ipinapakitang simtomas.”

In addition, according to the data from the Department of Health (as of July 12), among the most populated provinces in the country, Pangasinan ranked 10th in terms of the recorded COVID-19 positive cases.

The 10 largest provinces according to most number of cases, include: Cebu (10, 177). Rizal (1,125), Laguna (1,068), Cavite (868), Bulacan (685), Batangas (406), Negros Occidental (237), Iloilo (217), and Pampanga (199).

Moreover, Dr. De Guzman also assured that the Provincial Government of Pangasinan led by Governor Amado I. Espino III will maintain the essential health care system across the province.

The Provincial Health Officer further said that other illnesses that might affect Pangasinenses must not be set aside during the fight against COVID-19.

“Hindi natin pwedeng mapabayaan ang iba pang nakakahawa at mga nakamamatay na sakit. Lahat ito ay dapat pagtuunan natin ng pansin,” Dr. De Guzman said.

These aforementioned illnesses include dengue, typhoid fever, leptospirosis, hepatitis A, influenza and gastroenteritis which are prevalent during the rainy season.

Dr. De Guzman also mentioned some diseases which have high mortality rate including heart diseases, pneumonia, cancer, tuberculosis, COPD, and diabetes.

On instruction of Governor Amado I Espino III, the Provincial Government through the Provincial Information Office produces a series of infomercials that will help inform Pangasineses about these diseases.

Anchored on the theme, “Kaalaman at Kahandaan ay Kaligtasan”, the infomercials will be posted on the official Facebook page of the Provincial Government and broadcast on TV, cable stations, and radio. /Paula Jhea Sison

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