DOH’s TSeKap program rolls in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY, April 21 (PIA) – The Department of Health (DOH) has launched on Wednesday the “Tamang Serbisyo sa Kalusugan ng Pamilya” (TSeKaP) (Right Service for Family’s Health) to expand health services to the communities.

With some 59 medical equipment packages that were distributed to Rural Health Units (RHU) in Ilocos Norte, the DOH wants to ensure that good services are delivered to the people.

Dr. Jimuel Cardenas of DOH Region 1 said that the TSeKaP equipment package seeks to upgrade health facilities of the rural health units and barangay health stations in the province.

“The hospitals, rural health centers, and municipal health centers already have health facilities but we are adding equipment to strengthen it for better service,” said Cadenas.

The TSeKaP packages include a digital sphygmomanometer, a dressing set, glucometer, a stethoscope, non-contact forehead thermometers, and nebulizers. Jerri cans and a weighing scale were also included.

According to Cardenas, the launching is only the first phase of the distribution in Ilocos Norte.

On the selection of recipients, Cadenas said it was based on the DOH data showing which towns have the most number of residents in need. He assured that other towns in the province will also be given health facilities.

“The distribution to several RHUs and Health Offices to Ilocos Norte are based from the data of the DOH Central which they recognized as serviceable,” Cardenas said. (Cherry Joy D. Garma/,PIA1-Ilocos Norte with reports from Rizza Faye Barcena and Khristine Jaye T. Lacuesta,OJT)