Capitol trains animal health aides in Compostela

A new group of 17 Barangay Animal Health Aides (BAHA) is formed in the municipality of Compostela.

The group was formed after the Provincial Veterinarian’s Office wrapped up its seminar and on site practicum for the trainees on Thursday, February 27.

The training lasted for 11 days. Teresita Delgado, Agriculturist II, said in the first nine days, the participants learned the theories on animal production management, which included disease prevention.

The last two days were devoted to a practicum for the participants.

Provincial Veterinarian Mary Rose Vincoy said the practicum included a veterinary outreach program, where the participants were given the chance to apply what they learned throughout the short course.

Dr. Louie Maestrado, PVO animal health division chief, headed the outreach. Its components are vaccination, distribution of vitamin supplements, and consultation of pet animals as well as livestock.

Being part of the frontline workers of the Capitol, the BAHAs along with day care workers, barangay health workers, barangay nutrition scholars, and tanods are receiving productivity incentives from the Capitol every year. Xerxes Alkuino