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TB mass screening and HIV/AIDS awareness program at LPJ

 

Laguna Provincial Chest Center

August 21, 2018

 

   The Laguna Provincial Chest Center (LPCC) in cooperation with the Department of Health, and Philippine Business for Social Progress conducted a tuberculosis (TB) mass screening and HIV/ AIDS awareness program at the Laguna Provincial Jail on November 13, 2018 in Santa Cruz, Laguna.

   This aims to disseminate information and raise awareness among the inmates on said diseases, and also to screen them for possible TB infection to ensure prevention and control of the said communicable disease.

   Hundreds of inmates participated in the mass screening and attended the HIV/ AIDS lecture given by Ms. Josefina Delas Armas, a public health nurse from the Laguna Provincial Chest Center headed by Dr. Ramon B. Carlos.

 

(Article by Rica Marasigan, RN and photos by LPCC-PIO Laguna)