200 QC market vendors get free chest x-ray scans

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Some 200 market vendors from Barangay Capri have gotten free chest x-ray scans courtesy of the Quezon City Market Development and Administration Department and the Philippine Business for Social Progress.

The x-rays are intended to ensure that the vendors are healthy and free from illnesses such as tuberculosis, especially when they face customers, the Quezon City government said Wednesday.

“Layon ng libreng chest x-ray na masigurong healthy ang mga vendors na madalas humaharap sa kanilang mga kostumer, at ma-detect at maagapan agad ang anumang komplikasyon tulad ng tuberkolosis,” it said on Facebook.

Those found with illnesses were referred to specialists and given free medicine, it said.

The free x-ray service has being given to market vendors in different areas since March.