One of the major activities that the group did was the hypertensive clinic. The goal of the said activity was to check and monitor the blood pressure of the residents of Barangay Molos and enroll all the hypertensives in the program of the rural health unit on hypertension. The package includes free medicine every month for all the hypertensives as long as they have their blood pressures checked monthly. This is done in an attempt to increase the compliance of hypertensive individuals in their anti-hypertensive medications.
Preparing for the activity was the hardest part, the group needed to collaborate with the barangay officials as well as schedule the activity at a time most convenient for our ever busy community preceptor. Proper dissemination of information to all the residents of the barangay was done with the help of the key persons. Fortunately, the barangay officials were very supportive that they even stayed with us during the activity and attended to our needs during the hypertensive clinic. They even treated the group snacks.
Scheduling the hypertensive clinic was quite challenging taking into consideration the tight schedule of our community preceptor Dr. Ladeza. She was always out of town attending seminars and busy with her consultations in the rural health unit. But luckily we were able to schedule the clinic three days before we leave the barangay.
The hypertensive clinic went well and many residents were screened for hypertension. A number of people were also diagnosed with hypertension and were enrolled in the hypertension control program and given free anti-hypertensive medications. The activity was a success and it wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the help of the barangay officials, the residents of the barangay and Dr. Ladeza, our community preceptor. The everyone in the group as well as Dr. Ladeza were very happy because even though we only had two major activities, we were able to help a lot of people and had fun at the same time.
Hypertensive Clinic Photo Gallery