Pi­na­munga­jan res­i­dents get free med­i­cal ser­vices

Cebu Daily News - - COMMUNITY - /PR

Res­i­dents from the hinterland barangay of Anis­lag and nearby barangay of Duan­gan in Pi­na­munga­jan town re­ceived free med­i­cal ser­vices dur­ing the med­i­cal mis­sion or­ga­nized by Solid Earth Devel­op­ment Corp. (SEDC) re­cently.

SEDC served a to­tal of 1,002 pa­tients, ac­cord­ing to Hu­man Re­source Man­ager Mitzie Almira Carin.

At least 732 res­i­dents availed of free con­sul­ta­tions and free medicines, while 35 oth­ers had their teeth checked up and the de­cayed ones ex­tracted by the den­tists.

Op­tometrists ren­dered free ser­vices to 185 eye pa­tients and dis­trib­uted free spec­ta­cles to those in need.

Vol­un­teer doc­tors also cir­cum­cised 50 young boys.

Mayor Glen Bar­icu­a­tro sent the town’s ru­ral health unit staff and barangay health work­ers of Anis­lag and Duan­gan to as­sist the physi­cians.

Barangay Cap­tains Marcelo Quia-ot of Anis­lag, An­nette Navarro of Duan­gan and Juan Can­dole of Sibago also as­sisted the mis­sion.

Anis­lag res­i­dent Julita Gener- alao, 48, was glad that her son Ben­jie, 9, was al­ready cir­cum­cised.

“Du­gay intawn nat­uli akong anak tun­god sa kawad-on. Maong daku kaayo ni nga ta­bang nga nakabenepisyo akong anak sa li­breng tuli nga gi­dalit sa Solid Earth (It took long for my son to be cir­cum­cised due to fi­nan­cial hard­ship. This (med­i­cal mis­sion) en­abled my son to avail of free cir- cum­ci­sion from Solid Earth),” Gen­er­alao said.

Con­struc­tion worker Fer­min Al­fara Sr., 43, of Si­tio Bougainvilla, Anis­lag, said he was pleased that his son Fer­min Jr. had his de­cayed tooth ex­tracted for free.

He said he was re­lieved of the bur­den of bring­ing his son to the town proper to see a den­tist and spend­ing money for the medicines.

Claudia Bac­aro, 54, of Si­tio Bi­a­song, Duan­gan, got de­lighted that she could now read clearly again af­ter some years now.

“Dili tawn mi maka- af­ford og palit og an­tipara sama ani. Makak­laro na ko, mak­abasa na jud ko og ba­lik (We, here, could not af­ford to buy eye­glasses like these. I can now see and read clearly),” she said.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Res­i­dents of barangays Anis­lag and Duan­gan in Pi­na­munga­han town avail of free med­i­cal ser­vices.

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