Five-day medical, dental services serve over 23,000 Davao Oriental residents

November 9, 2011 10:38 pm 

CITY OF MATI, Davao Oriental, Nov. 9 — The recently held five-day medical and dental outreach by the provincial government here has already served 23,872 residents in 26 barangays in this capital city, here mostly indigent patients who cannot afford the prohibitive cost of medical and dental services of the private hospitals.

Governor Corazon Malanyaon, who personally joined the team in giving free door-to-door medical and dental services to the villages, has really made sure that even the remotest hinterland villages here would avail of the services.

Dr. Joy Sanico heads the 28 medical doctors that include dentists and at least 30 other medical practitioners like nurses, midwives, barangay health workers and nutrition scholars have volunteered their services for the five-day medical and dental outreach in the City of Mati.

Sanico said the same numbers of medical workers have also participated in the first leg of the medical and dental outreach in Baganga municipality last month which have benefited at least 13,000 people.

She said the same activity will soon be conducted in the towns of Boston, Cateel, Caraga, Manay, Tarragona, San Isidro, Governor Generoso, Banaybanay and Lupon.

During the five-day medical and dental outreach, Malanyaon also launched and inaugurated several Capitol-funded infrastructure and livelihood projects in the 26 barangays here.

She also distributed PhilHealth cards to poor families in the City of Mati. This brought to at least 40,000 poor families in the province have already benefited from the provincial government’s Madayaw Health Care Program which gives free PhilHealth insurance. (PNA)

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