Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal in­mates urged to avoid il­le­gal drugs

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Dur­ing a re­cent aware­ness sem­i­nar, Co­ra­zon Loc­sin Mon­telibano Me­mo­rial Re­gional Hos­pi­tal Psy­chi­a­try and Be­hav­ioral Medicine head, Dr. Ian June Queru­bin, urged jail in­mates to avoid il­le­gal drugs.

In ad­di­tion, they were also en­cour­aged to be­come an­tidrug ad­vo­cates and share their per­sonal sto­ries to il­lus­trate the neg­a­tive ef­fects of drug use.

The sem­i­nar also touched upon the is­sue of tu­ber­cu­lo­sis.

Queru­bin, who also heads the hos­pi­tal’s Tu­ber­cu­lo­sis Di­rectly Ob­served Treat­ment Strat­egy de­part­ment, dis­cussed mis­con­cep­tions, pre­ven­tion, early de­tec­tion, and treat­ment for the dis­ease.

He stated, tu­ber­cu­lo­sis is cur­able but deadly if left un­treated./

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