LGU in Metro Manila gives away free contraceptives during lockdown

LGU in Metro Manila gives away free contraceptives during lockdown

- To prevent the possible rise of the number of unwanted pregnancies in Taguig, the city government distributed free contraceptives to its residents

- Birth control pills, injectable pregnancy control medication, and condoms were among the healthcare supplies they handed out to local families

- According to Dr. Norena Osano, head of Taguig City Health Office, they don’t want the local families to experience unwanted pregnancy in the near future then blame it to the imposed home quarantine

- Apart from contraceptives, they also distributed vitamin supplements to children and maintenance medicines to adults as well

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The city government of Taguig regarded the possible rise in pregnancies during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine by distributing contraceptives to its residents.

According to a report by Sunstar Philippines, the Taguig City Health Office handed out birth control pills, injectable pregnancy control medication, and condoms to help families prevent unwanted pregnancy.

"Syempre on family planning side ‘yung mga clients namin we regularly check na they have their supplies kasi ayaw naman natin na mag-boom ang mga buntis in two to three months time tapos ipagsisi pa sa COVID, kasi nagka-COVID hindi na sila makaalis ng bahay,” Doctor Norena Osano, head of Taguig City Health Office, said.

The local health officers also distributed vitamin supplements to children and some maintenance medicines to their patients as well.

"Hindi na kasi ine-encourage ang paglabas ng mga tao sakanilang mga bahay bilang paglaban sa COVID kaya tayo nalang ang sumasadya sakanilang mga tahanan nang sa ganoon ay tuloy tuloy parin ang supply ng kanilang mga pang araw-araw na pangangailangang mga gamut lalo na sa mga buntis, yung may mga underlying illness at pati na bata para sa pagpapalakas ng kanilang immunity,” Osano explained.

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In a previous report by KAMI, the number of crimes recorded in Metro Manila has decreased after the Philippine government put the entire island of Luzon under enhanced community quarantine.

In the enhanced community quarantine, transportation and other implements would be suspended altogether. It also imposes a strict home quarantine for each and every household within the affected areas.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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