Thursday, January 28, 2010

Free Medical Checkup in Valenzuela

About 1,000 residents of Barangay Gen. T. De. Leon in Valenzuela City were provided with free medical, dental and eye consultations and medicines during a medical mission by the local government. 

The medical mission is in line with the national government's efforts to provide health care for its marginalized citizens. 

This was made possible when the city's mobile health clinics and pharmacy visited Galguerra, Abalos Bukid, in Gen. T. De Leon last Sunday. 

The health mission is part of Valenzuela Mayor Sherwin "Win" Gatchalian's comprehensive health development program for the Valenzuelanos. 

Aside from general medical procedures and dental services, other laboratory services conducted were ECG, FBS and urinalysis. 

Among the medicines distributed were kids and adult vitamins, paracetamol, cough, flu medicines, antibiotics, and de-worming tablets. 

Doctors and staff of the city health office and its special project office made the activity possible. 

Some 500 residents, majority of which were elderly, availed of free eyeglasses provided by Pastor Sonny Tiquia "Sagip Tanaw" project. 

Dorothy Evangelista of the special projects office announced that on Jan. 31, the city's medical teams will go to Lamesa St. (near Gentex Plastic), Barangay Ugong, and on Feb. 7, it will come to Don Pedro, Barangay Marulas for similar mission. (PNA)

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