DOH turns over two dental vans to Naga City and Camarines Sur provincial gov’t

August 4, 2015 5:20 am 

NAGA CITY, Camarines Sur, Aug. 3 — The Department of Health (DOH) turned over two mobile dental vans with two dentists and two dental chairs to the city government of Naga and the provincial government of Camarines Sur on Monday.

DOH Secretary Janette L. Garin, together with other top DOH officials, led the turnover of the vehicles which will serve as roving dental clinics that will provide proper care of teeth and address the dental problems of both young and old people in the city and province.

The dental vans were accepted by Naga City Mayor John Bongat and Camarines Sur Vice Gov. Ato Peña.

The turnover of the equipment was made during the launching here of the DOH's School-Based Immunization Program among grade 1 and grade 7 in public elementary schools nationwide.

The turnover took place at the Camarine Sur National High School.

Among those who witnessed the ceremony were DOH Undersecretary Vicente Y. Belizario, Assistant Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell Ubial, and Camarines Sur Rep. Leny G. Robredo.

The turnover is part of the DOH's effort in ensuring that people are receiving better health care services under the Universal Health Care agenda of the “Tuwid na Daan” (straight path) vision of the government under the leadership of President Benigno S. Aquino III so that the poor and marginalized sector of society will have access and enjoy the benefits of inclusive growth for all.

The turnover also marks the DOH commitment in its Hi-Five Impact Program being rolled out in the Regional Offices in order to comply with the country’s commitment on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). (PNA)

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