The Cebu Provincial Government continues to bring free medical and dental services to remote barangays in the province as it visits Barangay Jaclupan in Talisay City.
Crowd swelled by mid-day as Jaclupan folks saw the free medical and dental services booths set up, the first medical mission in their barangay.
Pediatric services for babies and children always top the busiest table during medical missions. In Jaclupan, around 200 babies and children came for check-ups.
Dental services served 125 young and adult patients who mostly had tooth extractions.
About 80 senior citizens came to have their knee and other joint pains checked as well as hypertension.
Apart from the medical-dental services, Salon de Rose, one of Capitol’s partners during medical mission, offered free haircut to all residents, young and old, men and women alike.
About 100 men and women kept the Salon’s 15 hairstylists busy.
Dr. Manuel Purog of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) led the team of PHO doctors, dentists, and nurses who tirelessly served the impoverished constituents of the Province.
The medical-dental missions are never complete without the feeding program for all who seek medical attention.
“Health being Governor Hilario P. Davide III’s priority agenda, medical missions are being conducted as part of the preventive aspect of health care,” said Vice Governor Agnes A. Magpale.
She told Jaclupan folk doctors will examine them for cholesterol, blood sugar level, hypertension, and other ailments they may possible have because such health concerns can still be checked and prevented from becoming more serious.
The Davide administration may have taken the big steps to improve provincial and district hospitals but nothing gives Davide and Magpale greater pleasure than seeing their constituents stay healthy and kept out of hospitals, she added.
Other medical-dental missions had been conducted also in Barangays Tangke and Poblacion Sur in Naga City, south of Cebu.
About 30 residents lined up for free tooth extraction; 37 senior citizens came to have their knee and other joint pains checked; 86 mothers had their babies checked for fever and minor discomforts; and 75 adults submitted themselves for general health consultation.
Almost 100 residents came out of the activity with new looks courtesy of the free haircut services of Salon de Rose hairstylists.
Magpale expressed her gratitude also to the members of the Provincial Board for tirelessly supporting the medical-dental mission.
First district representative Yoly Daan hopes to make herself visible and accompany the missions even if conducted out of her jurisdiction to show her support to Gov. Davide and Vice Gov. Magpale. (Fides Palicte)