The Manila Health Department and National Voluntary Blood Services Program of Manila recently held a whole-day bloodletting event at the Universidad de Manila lobby grounds.
With the theme “Isang Bag Na Dugong Alay Kada Barangay, Karugtong Ng Inyong Buhay,” the program aims to provide adequate and safe blood supply for the City of Manila through the NVBSP.
NVBSP holds special blood drives regularly to generate more blood donations and augment the dwindling supply of this most precious commodity in the hospitals in Manila.
Aside from NVBSP Manila chief Dr. Jocelyn Denoga, also attending the event were Acting City Health Officer Dr. Arnold M. Pangan, doctors and other medical health professionals, school officials of the UDM, as well as several volunteers who donated blood.
The bloodletting event was able to generate several bags of blood to be used in hospitals and other medical facilities of the city.
Meanwhile, the MHD reported that Manila’s “Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio” has achieved a 99.13 percent coverage for the city’s anti-polio campaign.
This is to ensure that no child from zero to 5 years old is left unvaccinated, and to boost protection for those already vaccinated.
In NCR, the first round of vaccinations was slated from January 27 to February 7, and the second round on March 9 to March 20 against Type 2 polio. The campaign against Type 1 and Type 3 polio was conducted last year.