A total of 624 residents of Barangay Bolinawan, Carcar City availed of free medical services and medicines provided by the Cebu Provincial Government at the Bolinawan Elementary School covered court last May 23.
The medical and dental team was headed by Dr. Manuel Purog of the Provincial Health Office.
As per records of the Vice Governor’s Office staff, those who registered for various ailments included 235 children, 203 adults and 186 senior citizens. About 63 had tooth extraction, seven had treatment for their tooth problem, 41 had cholesterol level check-up, and 68 had their blood sugar level determined, among others.
The rest approached the doctors for consultation of other health problems they had been suffering from. Free medicines were dispensed accordingly.
On the other hand, 85 young and adult residents availed of free haircuts provided by members of the Philippine Navy led by Naval Forces Central Commander Commodore Reynaldo Yoma, Naval Reserve Command-Eastern Visayas Commander Commodore George Fernandez and 511th Naval Reserve Squadron OIC ENS Arturo Bermejo.
The Philippine Navy also provided hot and nutritious porridge for everyone to enjoy. Barangay Captain Michelle Gador and Council Members Juanita Alegado, Manuelito Licaros, Ruben Ortiz, Eduardo Bardilas, Rafael Daygdal, Warren Padin, and Numeriano Fernandez Sr. were on hand to assist the health and other service providers.
Vice Governor Agnes Magpale,,personally thanked Bolinawan Elementary School Principal Rizalina Flores for allowing the use of the school premises and facilities for the medical mission.
She stressed that the medical mission was in line with the development agenda of Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III, which includes health. Upgrading of district hospitals and the holding of medical missions as a preventive measure are among the accomplishments of the province in that aspect.
She also led in the distribution of food packs with three kilos of rice and three cans of sardines from the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office to the senior citizens.