DOH-Mimaropa deploys Smart Teams to assist in drug screening

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) has deployed Special Medical Action Response Teams (S.M.A.R.T.) in the five provinces to provide support in the on-going assessment of drug surrenderees. “The teams will be collaborating with local officials of the Philippine National Police, health workers and local government officials in various municipalities and will assist in the assessment and screening process of drug surrenderees,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated. “During the screening/assessment process, a drug surrenderee will undergo a brief initial drug screening and when indicated…