CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, May 13 (PIA)— In an effort to bring all the basic social services to the barangays, Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan has organized the Barangayan 2014, a summer roll-out of basic services, which started at Barangay Rama, Sierra Islands on May 9.
Services included free circumcision, free medical and dental services, free live birth registration, free vegetable seeds distribution, free animal rabies vaccination, and awareness sessions on disaster prevention and health and nutrition.
The City Health Office did 85 circumcisions, 900 health consultation, and 80 dental extractions.
The teams are set to visit select barangays for the whole month of May as an effort of the current administration for inclusive, participative, transparent and empowered local governance.
“The medical and dental mission and other basic services in every barangay is whole year round, and is scheduled every Tuesday and Wednesday,” Tan said.
Those who are not yet registered and no existing live birth certificate can now avail the free registration on May 15 at Barangay Canlapwas, May 16 at barangay Bunuanan and May 20 at barangay San Andres.
The City Veterinarian will give free rabies vaccination on May 22 at barangay Maulong and May 23 at barangay San Vicente.
Meanwhile, the volunteers from the City scholars and City Social Welfare will conduct kid’s book reading and storytelling sessions on May 27 at barangay Estaka, May 29 at barangay Darahuway Daku and Guti.
The Catbalogan City Health Office, City Civil Registrar, City Agriculture, City Veterinary, City Social Welfare and Development, City Environment and Natural Resources, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and City Nutrition are all involved in the program. (PIA 8 Samar- Avha H. Ebalde)