Gwen pushes for traditional, alternative medicine in Cebu
Le Phyllis F. Antojado (The Freeman) - June 30, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  More than 16,000 barangay health workers (BHW) in the Cebu Province will be made to undergo training on traditional and alternative health care.

Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is set to institutionalize this in compliance with Republic Act 8423 or the Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act.

In a report over Sugbo News, the Capitol's news outlet, the BHWs will be trained under the Provincial Traditional Health Care System (PTHCS) that is expected to be established based on the composition recommended by the Philippine Institute in Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC).

"Well, we do not live in an ideal world. Kay kon ideal pa ni, naa unta tay Level 1 hangtod Level 3 doctors sa matag barangay. Maong himuon ta ni. Ang atong over 16,000 barangay health workers atong ipa-training on delivery of alternative healthcare," Garcia said over Sugbo News.

Through this, all those living in remote areas and those in the different islands in the province may benefit from the alternative and traditional means of healing like through steam inhalation or "tuob."  GAN (FREEMAN)

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