Taguig City Health Office distributed contraceptives to its residents to prevent the possible increase in pregnancies during enhanced community quarantine.
Doctor Norena Osano, head of the Taguig City Health Office, said they are going from house to house to distribute pills, injectable pregnancy control drugs, and condoms.
“Syempre on family planning side ‘yung mga clients namin we regularly check na they have their supplies kasi ayaw naman natin na mag-boom ang mga buntis in two to three months time tapos ipagsisi pa sa Covid kasi nagka-Covid hindi na sila makaalis ng bahay,” she said in an interview.
(Of course on the family planning side of our clients, we regularly check that they have their supplies because we do not want to get a pregnant boom in two to three months and then blame it in Covid, because of Covid they cannot leave home.)
Contraceptives distributed in Taguig to prevent quarantine pregnancies
Taguig health officers also gave vitamins for the children and some maintenance medicines to their patients.
“Hindi na kasi ine-encourage ang paglabas ng mga tao sakanilang mga bahay bilang paglaban sa COVID kaya tayo nalang ang sumasadya sakanilang mga tahanan nang sa ganoon ay tuloy tuloy parin ang supply ng kanilang mga pang araw-araw na pangangailangang mga gamut lalo na sa mga buntis, yung may mga underlying illness at pati na bata para sa pagpapalakas ng kanilang immunity,” said Osano.
(People shouldn’t move out of their homes in the fight against COVID, so we decided to visit them to continuously give them their daily essential medicines, especially for those who are pregnant, with underlying illnesses and even children for boosting their immunity.)