TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur – The Barangay Visitation of the local government unit of Tandag City under the leadership of Mayor Roxanne Pimentel has resumed starting on September 14, 2022 after 2 years of restrictions due to CoviD-19 devastated the country.
With the current administration’s goal for everyone to have the right access to quality health care, the city government offers free and quality medical services to all the 21 barangays in the city through Barangay Visitation.
The LGU has invited volunteer doctors to serve the barangays, especially those that do not have easy access to quality and affordable health care. On top of this, the city government also provides free medicines to anyone who needs it.
During the implementation of the Barangay Visit, several free services were offered such as dental, COVID-19 vaccination, nutrition, agricultural, civil registrary, social welfare and development including eye screening and eyeglass distribution, registration of large animals, and veterinary services were conducted simultaneously. The libreng gupit and libreng eye-care program were also offered.
Based on the report, a total of 489 residents from Barangays of Mabuhay and Maticdum benefitted from the services during the first day of its implementation.
The residents were grateful as they availed the different services offered during the activity.
“This is a great help to us, the seniors and children including myself, we are very grateful because we received a lot of free services, thank you Mayor Roxanne," - Pablita Ajos, one of the recipients said.
The Barangay Visit is a bi-annual program of the city government which aims to bring government services closer to the people. For this batch, it will run from September 14, 2022 to October 5, 2022. (Photo credit to LGU-Tandag City/PIA-Surigao del Sur)