Lingayen- - -In its effort to introduce the concept of healthy lifestyle among Pangasinense youth, the provincial government through the Provincial Health Office conducted a Renal Disease Educational Talk involving 120 pupils (mostly Grades V and VI) of the Central I Elementary School in San Carlos City.
Dr. Cielo Almoite, who represented PHO chief Dr. Anna Ma. Teresa S. De Guzman, said that the program which was launched last year, is one of the undertakings initiated by the administration of Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) targeting public school children as key beneficiaries of the educational campaign.
Aside from the provision of lecture, urinalysis was conducted among the participating pupils where a team of medical technologists from the PHO spearheaded the testing of urine.
An open forum was also conducted where the pupils were given an opportunity to interact or ask questions to be answered by the PHO team.
The PHO personnel also provided a Question and Answer portion among the participants to check if proper information was absorbed by the latter. Simple tokens specifically school supply items were given as prizes.
Master Teacher Fe V. Poco of Central I Elementary School said the activity is commendable as it cascades proper information to the young pupils on what healthy lifestyle is all about and what specific food groups must be served that’s beneficial for the body.
Poco commended the project as she said that ‘prevention is always better than cure.’
Renal failure, also known as kidney failure or renal insufficiency, is a medical condition in which kidneys fail to adequately filter waste products from the blood.
Based on statistics, renal failure, a lifestyle disease, now ranks as one of the leading causes of death in the country. (RBernardino)