Stanford U, UCLA volunteers to conduct medical mission

January 12, 2010 12:19 pm 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 12 – About 70 volunteer doctors, nurses and students from Stanford University and University of California in Los Angeles will hold a medical and surgical mission at the Western Visayas Sanitarium in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo from January 13-15.

Hospital chief Dr. Annabelle De Guzman said the medical teams have already arrived for the activity which has MEDLEND and ABC’s for Global Health, both based in the United States, and Second Congressional District Representative Judy Syjuco and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Boboy Syjuco as sponsors.

Hundreds of indigent patients are expected to benefit from the medical and surgical mission which was conceived to allow needy persons to avail of free medical and surgical services from competent medical practitioners in line with the government program on health.

The medical and surgical services will include major surgeries (herniorrhapy, hemorrhoidectomy, cleft lip/palate, OB Gyne cases, etc.), cataract extraction, minor surgery, dental extraction, OPD consultation, blood glucose checks, survey for hypertension and diabetes, and lectures and deworming. (PNA)

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