City officials, Abono conduct medical-dental mission

September 1, 2012 at 10:14 pm Leave a comment

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
URDANETA CITY-City officials led by Mayor Amadeo Gregorio “Bobom” E. Perez IV and Vice Mayor Onofre “Bong” Gorospe led the conduct of medical-dental mission at Barangay (village) San Vicente East here with more than 500 patients attended to last August 24, 2012.
Councilor Rio Esteves, an Abono Partylist coordinator, said that the activity is part of the continuing program of the city government to provide medical and dental needs of the city’s indigents especially that the cost of medicines and medical consultations are high.
“ This medical-dental mission is a collaborative efforts of the city government, Abono Partylist, members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod and the barangay officials of San Vicente East. We hope to reach out more barangays in the future months,” Esteves said.
Vice Mayor Gorospe was elated to the numbers of patients who took advantage of the medical services and lauded the staff of the City Health Office, Don Amadeo J. Perez, Sr. District Hospital and medical volunteers for their services.
“ This is a free medical-dental service. Our constituents should take advantage on this kind of activity for their medical and dental needs. This is also an activity where public service is directly felt by the cityfolk,” Vice Mayor Gorospe said.
Mayor Perez expressed his thanks to the Abono Partylist for shouldering the medicines, vitamins and some medical equipment for the mission.
“Abono Partylist has consistently been our partner in this type of activity in the city. Our partnership with Abono has assisted many indigent families in the city,” Mayor Perez said adding that his city is also a beneficiary of the various agricultural programs of the Abono Partylist.
Councilor Jesus Basco also attended the medical-dental mission.
As early as 7:00 in the morning , village residents and its neighboring barangays trooped to the covered court in the barangay to avail of the services to include medical consultations, dental services and tooth extraction and free medicines and vitamins.
Among the highest number of cases attended to were respiratory ailments , both for adults and children.
“Respiratory tract infection is common among children and infants. This is due to the change of weather,” said City Health Officer Bernardo Macaraeg.
Dr. Macaraeg also praised the medical volunteers who helped the city government in the medical-dental mission.
Medical volunteers include Dr. Cristina Fajardo, and Dr. Julie Alcancia of the Don Amadeo J. Perez, Sr. District Hospital with their staff Marco Mondala and Ruffel Alcaide, both registered nurses.
Dr. Macaraeg of the City Health Office was assisted by his staff Amabelma Lim, Elvie Estrada, Lynette Trinidad, Elena Del Prado, Gemma Mangonon, Domilita Gancena and Samuel Pedro.
For dental services, the dentist- volunteers are Ivee Alapot, Ryan Campollo, Councilor Blesildo Sumera and Eva Malapit. They were assisted by Arlene Fernando, Rodulfo Idos and Gemma Elegores-Mangonon.

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