Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Murcia barangay receives free medical services


NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Feb. 27 (PIA6) -- Using the public-private partnership approach officials of Barangay Cansilayan, Murcia  and the Philippine Army partnered with the University of St. La Salle High School (USLS-IS HS) Batch ’96 to serve the medical needs of residents.

The 11 young professionals of USLS-IS HS Batch 96 also partnered with St. Scholastica's Academy-Bacolod HS Batch 96 and the San Isidro Labrador Quasi-Parish headed by their priest Fr. Noli Blancaflor. 

The 1st Medical Mission served more than 350 patients, with a four-month-old infant, grandmothers and church members of the local parish.

Dr. Francis Elumba, Chief Ophthalmology Department of the Corazon Locsin Memorial Regional Hospital and a member of the Philippine Army together with Dr. Michael Joseph David of the David Medical Clinic spearheaded the Medical Mission.  

Other volunteer doctors were Dr. JJ Perez, Dr. Rina Elumba and Dr. Alma Ruiz who rendered their services to the residents.

Riverside Medical College also sent 2 College Instructors and their 17 Senior Nursing students to assist the doctors.

The Philippine Army – Infantry headed by Lt. Col. Nelson Trojilio sent military men to support the group and to help secure the area.  

Several other organizations and companies such as the Sugar Tee Foundation, One-Med Marketing, A-Complex Marketing, LRI TheraPharma and OEP Pharma joined in to support this activity.

Aside from the consultations, the kids and adults alike were given free haircut and were treated to a snacks and a hot cup of arroz caldo.

The USLS-IS HS Batch 96 aims to help an adopted community for a year to effect change in the place.

Brgy. Cansilayan has been chosen as their adopted community this year due to its proximity to Bacolod City and the local leadership in the church and the barangay strongly support the initiative and work closely with the group.

The USLS-IS HS Batch 96 is planning to hold a Summer Medical Mission with Operation Circumcision for young boys coupled with an awareness seminar on Reproductive Health and Solid Waste Management.
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EAD/JCM-PIA6/IS Negros Occidental
Philippine Information Agency

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