City holds diabetes screening, clinic-A A +A
Monday, July 21, 2014
AT LEAST 350 individuals availed of the diabetic screening and clinic on Monday held by the Zamboanga City Health Office.
City Health Officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos said the screening and clinic, which was held after Monday’s flag ceremony, was part of the Diabetic Awareness Week.
Agbulos, without citing specific figures, disclosed that “notably big numbers” of the 350 who availed the screening and clinic “are diabetic.”
Agbulos has said that diabetes remains as the Number 9 in the mortality list of deaths in this city.
He said that diabetes registered more than 2,000 mortality in 2013 based on the diagnosis of the local medical practitioners.
Meanwhile, he said his office is set to organize the diabetes support group in this city.
He said the support group will help them in the advocacy of prevention and control of diabetes. (Bong Garcia)