The first TB SunDown clinic in the Philippines has just opened in Cagayan de Oro City. The clinic is literally meant “sun goes down” and medical services for tuberculosis and leprosy patients are available up to 9:00 o’clock in the evening.

The clinic, which is managed by the City Government of Cagayan de Oro, is located right beside the City Health Office along Hayes Street in Barangay 40 and was inaugurated last August 23.

photo by CIO

Unlike other TB clinics which close at 5:00pm, TB SunDown Clinic is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am up to 9:00pm making it the first in the country. It will cater to patients diagnosed to have tuberculosis who found it difficult to seek consultations during regular working hours.

photo by CIO

According to Dr. Fe Bongcas, City Health Officer, the clinic is giving FREE testing, consultation and treatment to all who will avail of the program, in partnership with the Department of Health.

Below are the free services offered:
1. Free sputum exam
2. Free consultation for presumptive & confirmed Tb & leprosy patients
3. Free anti-Tb and anti-leprosy medications

photo by Sha Azura-Pagli

So if you who have cough for two weeks or more or suspecting you have contracted TB, you might as well visit the clinic for free consultation and screening. Those suspecting they have leprosy are likewise welcome to the clinic.

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