/ 7 July 2022

STUDENTS of the University of Caloocan City Congress and South campuses were among the beneficiaries of the city’s “Libreng Chest X-ray” program.

The students had their chest x-ray on Wednesday, July 6.

City Health Officer Dr. Evelyn Cuevas said that the project aims to detect early signs of tuberculosis and help prevent the spread of the disease.

“It is highly curable and preventable. We are refocusing our programs to improve the overall public health situation in the city, starting from our students,” Cuevas said before the activity.

The program was rolled out as part of Caloocan City Mayor Along Malapitan’s directive to bring health services closer to residents, especially the poor.

“Kailangang ibaba natin sa tao at sa mga komunidad ang dekalidad at libreng serbisyong medikal, lalo sa higit na nangangailangan dahil hindi lahat ay may kakayanan magpa-check-up o magpa-test,” he said.