The Municipal Health Office (MHO), led by Dra. Jennifer Lapus has intensified its campaign against severe wasting or severe acute malnutrition by giving immediate treatment and assessment to identified students of Camalig South Central School.
In order to mitigate recognized risks that weaken a child’s immunity, students who are classified as ‘severely wasted’ were also given multivitamins, medications, and various laboratory tests like complete blood count (CBC) and sputum.
Additionally, Municipal Nutrition Program Coordinator, Mr. Kenneth Nolasco led the discussion of “Pinggang Pinoy”, a visual tool made by the Department of Science and Technology- Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) to guide families in consuming the right amount of food in every meal time and help them follow effective eating habits and dietary guidelines.
Said initiative remained the top priority of LGU-Camalig in implementing fundamental health and nutrition care systems and services in order to meet the urgent demands of the most vulnerable children.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO