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Taguig distributes pills to prevent pregnancies during lockdown

Taguig distributes pills to prevent pregnancies during lockdown

AS A precaution against a possible rise in pregnancies during the lockdown, the Taguig City Health Office distributed contraceptives to the residents.

Doctor Norena Osano, head of the Taguig City Health Office, said they are going from house to house to distribute pills, injectable pregnancy control drugs and condoms.

“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,” she said in an interview.

Aside from contraceptives, the city health officers also distributed vitamins for the children and some maintenance medicines to their patients.

“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,” said Osano.

Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon are under an enhanced community quarantine in a bid to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease called Covid-19.

The people have been ordered to stay at home. Only one person per household is allowed to go out to replenish supplies.

Public transportation systems have been suspended. The quarantine will last until April 14, 2020. 

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