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CHO confers awards to top-performing barangays on health programs


GENERAL SANTOS CITY - The City Health Office of Tacurong gave awards to barangays that displayed exemplary performance in the implementation of health programs.
The awarding rite happened in time with the conduct of two-day program implementation review and orientation on rabies elimination, control, and prevention on July 28 to 29, 2022 in General Santos City.
Mayor Joseph George Lechonsito and SP Committee Chairperson on Health, Sanitation and Nutrition Harvey Legas gave out the certificates together with City Health Office Giovanni Deles, Assistant City Health Officer Mirriam Roco, and the respective program implementers.
Under the National Immunization Program, San Pablo was declared as top performing barangay on two fronts: fully immunized children and contraceptive prevalence rate.
For fight against tuberculosis, four barangays excelled on Treatment Success Rate: Baras and New Carmen tied for the top spot, while Tina and New Passi placed second and third, respectively.
For Tuberculosis Case Detection, Barangay San Antonio topped all barangays by attaining 171 percent detection rate. Poblacion came in second with 94.73 percent and Tina placed third with 93.3 percent.
Barangay Griño was the sole awardee for the Animal Bite Program, while Barangay New Passi topped the Blood Donation Services being the only barangay in the city to reach one percent of its population.
Three barangays were also recognized after performing very well on nutrition program implementation: Rajah Muda, Kalandagan, and Upper Katungal.
Meanwhile, three barangays performed satisfactorily in implementation of the Community-Based Rehabilitation Program: EJC Montilla, Baras, and Lancheta. Barangay Tina was also graded excellent in conducting matrix on intensive treatment for stimulant use.
Mayor Lechonsito lauded the best-performing barangays and challenged them to do more because “at the end of the day, it’s only the people who can judge us if we really performed well.”
Present also during the activity of the CHO were City Budget Officer Imelda Pamplona, City Human Resource Management Officer Elsa Indanao, City Veterinarian Allan Alimajen, Jr., Executive Assistant Ana Marie Cajandig, and Statistician lll Elmer Felongco. (ASF, LGU Information)
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