LGU Tacloban to conduct free “Operation Tuli”, Bloodletting activity this Summer
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) – The Tacloban City Government under the leadership of Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez, through the City Health Office (CHO), will conduct its yearly “Operation Tuli” and bloodletting Program in the city starting April 6, 2019.
This summer season, the free circumcision and bloodletting program will be held in Apitong District Health Center (April 6), Abucay District Health Center(April 26), San Jose District Health Center (May 3), MSC (Multi.Service Clinic) City Engineers Office (May 10), V&G District Health Center (May 17), Suhi District Health Center (May 21), and Diit District Health Center (May 24) from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
A medical team will be visiting the district health centers to do the operation on 80 to 150 persons, every Friday for two months in the summer, added Opinion.
The Health Officer said that the activity is scheduled every summer since there are no classes and it is the right time for teens and adolescents to get circumcised.
It is important for adolescents to get circumcised since it is part of good hygiene he added.
Meanwhile, the CHO is encouraging those who will avail of the free circumcision service each to refer at least two individuals who will donate blood during the activity. The donated blood will be stored at the EVRMC Blood Bank and will benefit patients needing a blood transfusion and those undergoing medical procedures.
The health office hopes to collect 700 to 800 units of blood during the different bloodletting activities in the barangay.
Blood donors must be healthy, at least weighing 50 kilos and must not be more than 65 years old. They should avoid liquor and must take enough rest before donating blood.
Those interested to avail of the program are enjoined to register at their assigned clustered health centers. -H.J. Roca with a report from J. Apolinar/CIO