Provincial Health Workers received Medicine kits or Pill Box from Hon. Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta-Dimaporo, 2nd District Representative of Lanao del Norte. The apportioning of Pill Box to all Barangay Health Stations in five municipalities is part of the unceasing advocacy of our ever mindful Congressman of the importance of having quick access to medicines. Barangay health workers are the frontline of the government in providing medical care to its citizens regarding health issues.
Each Pill Box contains Lozartan, Metformin, Paracetamol, Multivitamins C+B Complex, Multilem, and Simvastatin. These Pill boxes were handed to the health workers together with Sphygmomanometers, an apparatus that monitors one’s blood pressure.
Lozartan is a treatment for high-blood, Metformin helps to control blood sugar levels, Simvastatin lowers cholesterol and triglycerides (types of fat) in the blood, Paracetamols and Multivitamins C + B complex and Multilem helps to treat physiological stress and nutritional deficiency.
The distribution was also in time for the summer season, were incidents caused by heat stroke increases. Heat Stroke is a condition caused by the overheating of a human body. Residents especially the elders were advised by medical experts not to spend too much time under the sun.
Community Affairs Division Coordinators for the municipalities of the 2nd District were also present to supervise the distribution. For now 1,440 pieces of Pill Box and 85 Digital Sphygmomanometers were delivered to the Barangay Health Stations of the Municipalities of Sapad, Lala, Magsaysay, Kapatagan and Sultan Naga Dimaporo. PIO-LDN