It pays to know your health risks. This is what the employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 6 have found out after a health assessment was made among them.
Many was kind of going through the motions of work-home and vice versa routine, not really minding to look into their health issues. But with the recent initiative of the Administrative Division of DENR 6 and in collaboration with the Department of Health (DOH), the Philippine Package of Essential Non-Communicable Disease Intervention (PhilPEN) Risk Assessment was conducted among DENR 6 employees based at the regional office, recently.
Employees underwent screening and assessment for the management of hypertension and diabetes. Quite a number of personnel were surprised to find out they are at risk of developing hypertension and/or diabetes. A few others were outright detected to be hypertensive and were given medication for maintenance right away.
The DOH team also guided each personnel on the necessary steps and/or lifestyle changes to prevent possible future development of hypertension and diabetes.
DENR 6 is one of the project sites of DOH-WV PhilPEN in the Workplace.
“We always seem to assume our health is doing well until we get ourselves assessed. We are grateful to DOH for allowing our employees here at DENR 6 to avail of the PhilPEN Package for free. Even if this pandemic is over, we must continue to protect our health. We do it for the right reason – because we love life,” said DENR 6 Regional Executive Director Livino B. Duran.