The Cebu Provincial government pursues  medical missions in barangays that have not been visited.

One of these barangays is Jaclupan in Talisay City.

The province’s medical missions are always  basic to ordinary  people in the barangays, services not within their reach because of poverty and they do live in far-flung areas.

Pediatric  services for babies and children always top the busiest  table  during the medical  missions.

There were 200 babies and children served in Jaclupan.

The crowed swelled by mid – day as  Jaclupan folk realized  it was their first medical mission.

Dental services also served  125 patients, both young and adults, mostly tooth extractions.

Senior citizens, 80 of them, came to complain of knee and other joint paints and hypertension .

And fast becoming popular to beneficiaries is  free haircut  from the province’s  partner, Salon da Rose.

Haircut is free for all, young and old alike, men and women.

Ninety two  men,  women, and children kept the Salon’s 15 hairstylists busy.

Dr. Manuel Purog leads the  team of doctors, dentists, and nurses from the provincial health  office who tirelessly  serve the impoverished constituents of the province .

The medical-dental-laboratory missions are never complete without the feeding program for all who seek medical attention.

Vice Governor Agnes Magpale  maintains her visibility during these missions because she explains  to provincial constituents  why  there are medical missions.

Health being Gov. Hilario Davide III’s priority agenda, thus, the medical missions which are the preventive aspect of  health care, says the vice  governor.

She told Jaclupan folk the doctors will examine them for cholesterol, blood sugar level, hypertension, and ailments they may 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 hospitals, upgraded some to district status but nothing gives Davide and Magpale great pleasure at seeing their constituents  stay healthy  and kept out  of  hospitals.

In Naga, two barangays, Tangke and Poblacion Sur, availed of  dental services, with 29 of them listing  up for tooth extraction.

Thirty seven senior citizens  came  to complain of knee and other joint pains and high blood pressure.

Some 86 mothers signed up for pediatric consultations,  their babies checked for fever and minor discomforts.

Seventy five adults listed up for  general consultation.

Free haircut is fast becoming popular among the rural residents.

Also at the Naga medical mission, the Salon scissors were busy snipping here and there with almost 100 non-paying customers  from the two barangays.

Of course, the Vice Governor’s staff prepared another round of 3 large pots of sumptuous rice porridge or lugaw enough for everyone.

Here in Naga, Magpale gave credit to  the provincial board for supporting the medical mission.

PB Yoly Daan hopes to make herself visible in support of Gov. Davide and Vice Gov. Magpale,  hopes to accompany them even if its out of her jurisdiction.