THE local government of Caloocan City has doubled its allocation of funds for the purchase of modern medical equipment to the city-run hospitals to improve its health care programs for the current year.
Caloocan City Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan said they already procured modern medical equipment such as commuted tomography (CT) scanner, dialysis machine and laparoscopy tower that provides visualization and documentation of endoscopy procedure for Caloocan City Medical Center (CCMC) and for Caloocan City North Medical Center (CCNMC).
Also included in additional allocation of funds for year 2020 was the city government health services such as free cataract removal, cleft/lip and palate surgery and financial assistance for patients positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV.
Mayor Oca said he also directed the City Health Office to provide free assistive devices for 800 persons with disability (PWD) like prosthetic legs and arms, wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes and strollers.
A free vaccine and dental check-up for senior citizen will also be provided while employees of the local government are obliged to do zumba routine every Friday afternoon at the new city hall’s Bulwagang Katipunan.