---It’s another big day for pregnant mothers from various barangays of Binmaley town tomorrow, August 29 as the “Buntis Congress” 2014 reels off at the Pangasinan Training and Development Center here.
The special day will treat around 500 expectant mothers from the 33 barangays of the town to a variety of free services and lectures on maternal health care by the provincial government through the Provincial Health Office with the support of the Philippines Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) , Region 1 Medical Center, Philhealth Regional Office, and all municipal health officers of the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital-Inter-Local Health Zone.
The affair, the 6th Congress to be held, will consist of lectures on birth plan, breast feeding, responsible parenthood, briefings on Philhealth and contraceptive technology.
Free availments include pre-natal check-up, laboratory services, dental check-up and the provision of “Buntis” kits containing rice, canned goods, packed noodles and a piggybank to help instill in them the value of saving for their child’s future.
Binmaley was chosen as target area for being second among all municipalities in Pangasinan with the lowest percentage of pregnant mothers availing of pre-natal check-ups based on the 2013 and 2014 first quarter reports.
Natividad which had the lowest percentage was the previous target for the 5th Congress held last April at the Eastern District Hospital.
Buntis Congress has been a regular program of the provincial government aimed to ensure the health and well-being of every mother and child in the province. /ADV