DOH to give free meds to hypertensive, diabetic patients, but …
Starting January next year, hypertension and diabetic patients can avail free maintenance medicines from regional rural health units (RHUs), the Department of Health said.
DOH Secretary Janette Garin said to avail of free maintenance medicines patients should be become members of the DOH Hypertension and Diabetes Club in RHUs in their localities.
The RHUs will furnish the DOH central office with list of patients who joined the Hypertension and Diabetes Club for a database.
Garin said the move was to help facilitate “risk assessment of community members and ensure a regular follow-up of diagnosed hypertensive and diabetic patients.”
A patient needs to undergo assessment in the nearest health centers to be part of the DOH Hypertension and Diabetes Club, which was launched in Pampanga last Dec. 9.
Barangay health workers will conduct the diagnosis in the RHUs before a patient can be enrolled in the club. YG
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