February 21, 2012
MANILA, Feb. 21 – In line with its efforts to provide adequate healthcare to indigent families, especially those nursing infants, the Malabon local government announced that it has provided free weighing-in and nutritional supplements to 46, 224 babies with age ranges of 0 to 59 months beginning 2007 to 2011.
Malabon Mayor Canuto “Tito” Oreta said that the program was administered by the City Health Office through its 21 barangay centers.
He added infants found lacking in weight were immediately provided with the necessary food supplements and vitamins to make them healthier.
Aside from this, medical staff on the above-mentioned centers also provided nutritional and nursing tips to mothers and other members of the infants’ families.
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