DepEd Davao City Division launched Oplan Kalusugan (OK) sa DepEd Print

altIn close collaboration with the Department of Health, the City Government of Davao, and various stakeholders, the Department of Education Davao City Division launched Oplan Kalusugan (OK) sa DepEd on July 9, 2018 at Don Juan dela Cruz Central Elementary School, Toril, Davao City. This new health flagship program of DepEd aims to promote and provide all learners and DepEd personnel with holistic school health program towards better learning.

Participated by Division personnel, Public Schools District Supervisors (PSDSs), Cluster Heads, teachers and parents, the launching ceremony officially started with an orientation, headed by Dr. Ritchelle S. Aresco, Medical Officer III. Dr. Aresco emphasized on the health and nutrition services for public school learners, as well as the basic medical care to support DepEd personnel. PSDS Ava Marie P. Santiago and School Principal Jayreen P. Pabi welcomed the participants and extended their appreciation for the opportunity given to Don Juan dela Cruz Elementary School to host such an important activity. The support of teachers and the PTA officers and members significantly contributed to the success of the activity.

Teresita F. del Valle, PhD, Division Chief, a representative of the Schools Division Superintendent Maria Ines C. Asuncion, CESO V, reminded the participants about the week-long activities set in relation to OK sa DepEd. The Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation kicked-off on July 10, 2018 at F. Bangoy NHS. Nutrition Month and National School Deworming was launched on July 11 and 12, 2018 at Lower Tamugan NHS and F. Bangoy CES. The OK sa DepEd Culmination was conducted on July 13, 2018 at the Davao City National High School.

Barangay Captain Lilibeth Al-ag, City Councilor Avegayle Dalodo - Ortiz Omalza, and Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag also graced the event, and expressed their commitment to maximize and sustain opportunities for the success of health and nutrition service delivery.

During the program launching, the learners of Don Juan del Cruz were provided with dental kits while being entertained with Dr. Rabbit of the Colgate Philippines. Finally, a symbolic pledge of commitment by Deped personnel, public officials and various stakeholders ensured the event’s success.alt

Learners of Don Juan dela Cruz gladly receives dental kits from Colgate Philippines.