Taguig City gov’t distributes contraceptives to avert rise in pregnancies during lockdown

Published March 26, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Jean Fernando

Taguig City government is distributing condoms and birth control pills in communties to ensure that family planning continues amid the enhanced community quarantine forcing people to remain indoors.

The city health office is giving out condoms for each adult and sexually active member of the family, as well as birth control pills and injectable pregnancy control drugs good for three months or 12 weeks.

According Public Information Officer Maricar Brizuela, the city is distributing contraceptives as a precaution against the possible rise of pregnancies during the lockdown.

Taguig City Health Office health workers are going house-to-house to distribute the contraceptives, as well as medicines for tuberculosis and HIV, vitamins for pregnant women, and maintenance medicines for hypertension, diabetes, and asthma, and vitamins as needed.

Social distancing is strictly observed during the distribution of medicines.

As of March 26, COVID-19 has infected 26 Taguig residents, two of whom have died.

The Taguig City government is also monitoring 127 persons under investigation and 62 persons under monitoring.