By Restituto Cayubit
PALO, Leyte – The Leyte Provincial Health Office (LPHO) has formed a team to render health services exclusively to farmers in the province.
The team has a budget of P2.5 million for this year, the LPHO reported.
Health officer Dr. Edgardo Daya told said the “health economics” espoused by the team is in line with the convergence program Gov. Leopoldo Dominico Petilla started in 2015 for poverty alleviation and economic development in the countryside.
Daya said the team is a separate and distinct from the medical caravan of the province. It has 15 members divided into two groups, each headed by a doctor.
The team is made up of nurses, dentists, nutritionist and technical staff.
Daya said the team renders health services to farmers and their immediate family members, with memberships of the associations in the barangays.
The team visits the farmer associations trained by the Provincial Agriculture Office.