The Committee on Health chaired by Councilor Manuel Sagarbarria met with City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla and City Nutrition Officer Lourdes Taburaza along with member Councilors Edgar Lentorio Jr. and SK President Renz Macion, Friday, to discuss the availability of COVID swab kits and the 3-year City’s Plan of Action for Nutrition (CPAN).
Dr. Talla confirmed that the City Government has procured swab test kits for COVID suspects and confirmed cases although the province also allocates certain number kits to the CHO.
Meanwhile, the Committee on Health will endorse the CPAN to the full City Council in the next regular session, which will guarantee that specific programs and interventions to address hunger, child under nutrition, maternal under nutrition, deficiencies in iron, iodine and Vitamin A, obesity and overweight in line with the Philippine Action for Nutrition.