This was announced by Center for Health and Development (CHD-CAR) Director Dr Myrna Cabotaje during a kapihan forum Wednesday.
"Due to the alarming number of cases of Leptospirosis in some areas of the country, we have an immediate instruction from the Secretary of Health on giving Prophylaxis, to possible Leptospirosis cases and we have just received the guidelines on giving it.
The Office of the Health Secretary is also set to provide us with medicine stocks for such purpose," Cabotaje
also confirmed that that there are three cases of leptospirosis monitored in Cordillera.
informed that they are still looking for the details of the cases.
"We would look into our evacuees and responders na nababad sa baha at hindi lang sa baha, dahil maaari din na makuha ang naturang sakit sa lupa at halaman na na-contaminate," Dr Cabotaje
also stressed that NBS is also now covered by PhilHealth, under its newborn services package.
For non-PhilHealth members, the DOH
is trying to augment hospitals to cover them.
Meanwhile, Dr. Cabotaje
announced that said that Cordillera is on track in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target by 2015.
informed said infant and under-5 child mortality has been reduced.