Defensor: LGU-PhilHealth-hospital combo needed to improve health of QC residents

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Anakalusugan Rep. Mike Defensor is eyeing to create a program that will combine the efforts of the local government, PhilHealth and hospitals to provide preventive health care to Quezon City residents.

Defensor underscored the importance of establishing the program that will allow residents to at least have their cholesterol and blood sugar checked to avoid related illnesses.

“Kailangan alalayan mo yung cholesterol, yung sugar level, bigyan mo sila ng checkup para talagang hindi sila magkaroon ng malubhang sakit or lumala ang sakit nila,” Defensor said.

He noted that the Quezon City have many hospitals that can be tapped by the local government unit and PhilHealth to provide free medical checkup and diagnostic test.

“Kailangan mo lang ayusin yung programs with them para matulungan ang mga residente at hindi magkasakit,” Defensor added.

Citing data from the Department of Health (DOH), Defensor said among the leading causes of death in the country are heart diseases, pneumonia, tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus, which can be detected through physical examination and diagnostic tests.