More than 40,000 indigents in W. Visayas avail of health services from series of medical missions

May 31, 2010 1:38 pm 

ILOILO CITY, May 31 – About 40,000 indigents from far-flung areas of Western Visayas have benefited from the series of medical, surgical and dental missions of the Office of the President through the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Regional Development (OPARD) and the Regional Kalahi Convergence Group (RKCG).

Presidential Assistant Raul Banias said that they were able to conduct some 40 medical missions since he assumed office with more or less 1,000 beneficiaries for each activity.

Services that were offered in every civic action included free medical check-up, medicines, circumcision, tooth extraction, hair cut, among others.

On several occasions, some agencies under the RKCG offered services such as distribution of family packs by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), free seedlings by the Department of Agriculture (DA) orientation on land titling by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and others.

Banias meantime cited the great support extended by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Department of Health (DOH), Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Dental Association (PDA) in the success of the missions.

Banias said that the series of medical missions were facilitated to make the public aware that their government is really working for them. (PNA)

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