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Over 32K families in Catbalogan City get health kits

June 13, 2020 - Saturday 3:06 PM by PNA

Article Banner Image HEALTH KITS FOR ALL. Volunteers ready health kits for distribution in Pupua village in Catbalogan City on May 22. The city government on Friday (June 12, 2020) said a total of 32, 610 families from its 57 villages have received the health kits to fight the spread of coronavirus disease 2019. (Photo courtesy of Catbalogan City Mayor Dexter Uy)

TACLOBAN CITY – Some 32,610 families in Catbalogan City have received health kits from the local government to fight the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Mayor Dexter Uy said all families in its 57 villages have received the Covid-19 health kits containing 60 tablets of ascorbic acid, 30 tablets of paracetamol, two bottles of ascorbic acid + zinc sulfate syrup for children, a bottle of paracetamol suspension for infants, a bottle of alcohol, and washable face masks.

“The distribution of health kits for all is one of our priorities because we believe that prevention is better than cure,” he said in a statement Friday.

The local government has started its distribution in mid-May until the first week of June.

Uy said they used a portion of its Bayanihan grant from the national government for Covid-19 related efforts, which is equivalent to the city’s monthly internal revenue allotment.

He thanked the village officials, community facilitators, daycare workers, and volunteers for assisting the local government in the preparation and distribution of the health kits.

To date, the city has no active Covid-19 case after the region’s 14th patient and the city’s first case had recovered and tested negative for the virus twice.

The patient caught the virus in Tarangnan, Samar, considered as the most affected area in Eastern Visayas with 30 cases.

Since the outbreak, the region has confirmed a total of 132 cases, including 34 recoveries and zero death, according to the Department of Health.

Other areas in the region with confirmed cases are the towns of Burauen, Abuyog, Tolosa, Jaro, Isabel, Leyte, Tanauan, Pastrana, Calubian, Alangalang, Dagami, Bato, La Paz, and Tacloban City all in Leyte; Bontoc, Padre Burgos, and Macrohon in Southern Leyte; Villareal, Gandara, and Calbayog City in Samar; Catarman and San Isidro in Northern Samar; and Naval and Almeria in Biliran. (PNA)

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