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CSF Conducts Zumba Fest Against TB [ Saturday, 29th of August 2015 | 3 years ago ]

In line with the celebration of Lung Month, the city government headed by Mayor Edwin Santiago, held a Zumba dance competition August 28 at the Heroes Hall.

Themed “Stop TB: Hanapin, Gamutin, Pagalingin,” this aims to create awareness on tuberculosis and promote healthy lifestyle among Fernandinos.

Rural Health Physician Dr. Renely Tungol said that in order to prevent TB in the community, one must practice healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition.

“It goes hand in hand with lifestyle. Kung hindi natin ito magagamot, patuloy ang cycle nito sa society at magkakahawaan,” said Tungol.

For his part, Mayor EdSa pointed out that his administration aims to create a TB free city by providing free medicine to all patients through barangay health centers.

“Isa sa mga problema natin sa health ngayon ay ang pagkakaroon ng sakit kaya naman isa sa pinopromote ng ating siyudad ay ang pagkakaroon ng health and wellness program kung saan isa ang Zumba sa nakikita nating paraan para sa malusog na pangangatawan,” said Mayor EdSa.

“Pinapanatili natin ang na malusog ang mga Fernandinos kung kaya naman lahat ay ineencourage natin na sumali, mayroon tayo sa youth sector, kababaihan, sa private sector tulad ng mga ospital at maging sa ating mga kapulisan,” he added.

Besting other contenders is the Women’s Federation of San Fernando followed by the delegates from Philippine National Police in second place, VL Makabali Hospital in third place and the youth sector in fourth place.

Mayor EdSa is encouraging all Fernandinos to acquire all the services of the City Health Office especially in preventing contagious and infectious disease including TB and HIV.

Witnessing the event was Vice Mayor Jimmy T. Lazatin, Councilor Noel Tulabut, City Health Officer Eloisa Aquino, TB/HIV MSGC Chairperson Dr. Leticia Yap, San Fernando Chief of Police Col. Jean Fajardo, Gender and Development Officer Amy Catacutan.

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