CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–The Department of Health (DOH) is now intensifying its services for the vulnerable sectors in the midst of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
DOH-10 Regional Director Adriano Subaan said the health department would look after the health of the vulnerable groups in the society such as senior citizens, pregnant women, people with underlying health problems during this time of transition to the new normal.
As COVID-19 is attacking the victim’s respiratory system and aggravating the condition of individuals with underlying health issues, DOH-10 is now looking at individuals who are at high-risk and vulnerable to the virus.
Suba-an reiterated the guidelines to be observed by the public especially the vulnerable individuals as follows: to stay at home unless necessary, to wear a face mask, always carry hand sanitizer or alcohol when going out, apply physical distancing, avoid mass gatherings, proper hand-washing etiquette, maintain a healthy lifestyle and to give importance to mental health.
“We want to advocate and protect our high-risk people around us. This is the new normal and we need to help each other. And for our vulnerable brothers and sisters, we encourage them to utilize our family health services to mitigate the spread of the virus,” DOH-10 Health Education and Promotion Officer (HEPO) Aian Rebollido Caridad said.
In addition, they want to encourage the public to see this as an opportunity to give service to the public, which starts from seeing the bigger picture, as how one acts can ripple throughout the whole community.
The DOH-10 would like to emphasize that we are all connected, and each of our actions can affect the flow of the crisis. (VPSB/PIA10)