Health officer asks village chiefs to educate public about cluster clinics

CEBU City Health Officer Daisy Villa has appealed to village chiefs to help in educating the public about cluster clinics.

The establishment of cluster clinics is a new strategy of the Department of Health (DOH) to help detect persons with influenza-like illness (ILI) so they can be monitored without visiting hospitals.

The City Health Office (CHO) has established cluster clinics in Barangays Hipodromo, Mabolo, Tinago, Basak San Nicolas and Sawang Calero for early detection of persons with ILI.

Villa said that rumors have been spreading in the said barangays that the health offices are bringing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients to their barangay.

“I am calling all the barangay captains to help in making the residents understand that we are not bringing Covid-19 positive patients, instead, we are only doing consultations,” said Villa.

Villa said this is also a way to decongest the hospitals of the city. (JJL)