Beng lauds Hermosa TB Council efforts PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 August 2016 11:54

Mayor Beng Climaco Friday applauded the multi-sectoral group Zamboanga Hermosa Tuberculosis Council for its exemplary efforts highlighted by the attainment of a 90 percent plus case detection and cure rate, exceeding even the national target.

This sterling fete, according to Climaco, has earned Zamboanga City the distinction of being the most outstanding highly urbanized city in Mindanao in teh implementation of the National TB Control Program through the Manuel L. Quezon Achiever Awards conferred by the Department of Health last June.

“We bagged the award because of the hard work of the Hermosa TB Council, the City Health Office, Rotary Club and all other TB advocates in the barangays”, the mayor declared as she keynoted the program highlighting the observance of Lung Month Friday morning at the Western Mindanao State University gymnasium.

In like manner, the chief executive thanked and congratulated Dr. Agbulos for his guidance and leadership in the implementation of the anti-TB campaign in the city. Agbulos, she said, has been adjudged as an outstanding city health officer in the country.

The mayor presented each Hermosa TB Council member with a certificate of recognition.

She challenged all the sectors to continue the best efforts in a bid to sustain the achievements and ultimately to control and prevent TB cases in Zamboanga. In her message, she reiterated the advocacy for healthy lifestyle and to continue make Zamboanga City a healthy place to live.

The Lung Month celebration, organized by the CHO and the Hermosa TB Council kicked off with a motorcade from downtown to the WMSU gym in Baliwasan. A highly charged hip-hop competition capped the celebration.

Also present during the activity were the officers and members of the Hermosa Council, Dr. Chona Sarmiento representing WMSU President Dr. Milabel Ho, Medical Center chief Dr. Romeo Ong, DOH Director Dr. Aristedes Tan, Rotary Club officials, education sector, Task Force Contra TB and other concerned agencies and groups advocating against TB. — Sheila Covarrubias