Saturday, August 9, 2008

PLDT ARAL TB Reaches 288 PUV Drivers, Trains 42 TB DOTS Educators

PBSP Luzon Regional Operations, with the assistance of the Training and Consulting Unit, had recently completed the implementation of the TB Prevention Program for PUV Drivers in STEP UP Areas. A total of 288 PUV drivers (97 in Caloocan City and 191 in Pasig City) were oriented on tuberculosis.

To complement this, 42 individuals from the STEP UP sites were also trained on TB DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment Short Course) --- the World Health Organization’s prescribed strategy for ensuring proper diagnosis and cure of TB.

After these individuals were equipped with the information and skills on TB education, they were able to facilitate the conduct of 3 echo seminars in their respective homeowners associations (HOAs).

A monitoring and evaluation meeting after 6 months shall be organized to determine the progress of the project in the adopted areas.

The project was made possible through PLDT’s ULAB donation. All savings incurred shall be allocated to PLDT’s infrastructure projects in the company’s adopted STEP UP site in Malabon.