JHMC reaches out to 700 in­di­gents in med­i­cal mis­sion

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HUN­DREDS of res­i­dents sur­round­ing the John Hay reser­va­tion in­clud­ing the lo­ca­tors within the John Hay Spe­cial Eco­nomic Zone availed of the free med­i­cal and den­tal check-ups with free le­gal con­sul­ta­tion at the Scout Bar­rio Gym­na­sium on Oc­to­ber 28.

John Hay Man­age­ment Cor­po­ra­tion, a gov­ern­ment-owned and con­trolled cor­po­ra­tion (GOCC) ex­panded its man­date not only in be­com­ing a re­spon­si­ble stew­ard of the for­est wa­ter­shed but a ded­i­cated pub­lic ser­vant com­mit­ted to save and make the lives of the less priv­i­leged peo­ple bet­ter within the reser­va­tion.

The free med­i­cal ser­vices were pro­vided by the med­i­cal prac­ti­tion­ers of Saint Louis Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal of the Sa­cred Heart un­der the lead­er­ship of Dr. Paul Ad­lai Qui­tiq­uit. A team of 40 med­i­cal prac­ti­tion­ers pro­vided pe­di­atrics, ob gyne, surgery and med­i­cal con­sul­ta­tions.

Re­cip­i­ents of the free med­i­cal mis­sion also re­ceived free multi-vi­ta­mins and some pre­scrip­tion medicines for free.

The den­tal ser­vices were pro­vided by Dr. Proser­fina Mananig of the Mananig Den­tal Clinic.

Rec­og­nized and rep­utable lawyers from the top­notch ros­ter of the Uni­ver­sity of Cordilleras – School of Law pro­fes­sors fa­cil­i­tated the free le­gal con­sul­ta­tion, spear­headed by Dean Rey­naldo Agran­za­mendez.

The out­reach pro­gram aims to pro­vide easy ac­cess to health care ser­vices and le­gal aide to res­i­dents who have lim­ited re­sources to avail it. The ac­tiv­ity was in line with the cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity projects of the cor­po­ra­tion and a part of the 114th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion of the Camp.

Among those who ex­tended sup­port and pro­vi­sion to the out­reach pro­gram were the John Hay Busi­ness Club led by its pres­i­dent, Maria Teresa Pan­ta­leon, who pro­vided in­ti­mate wash and bot­tled wa­ter and the man­age­ment of the Mer­cury and St Joseph Drug Stores who de­liv­ered sev­eral medicines and mul­ti­vi­ta­mins for the re­cip­i­ents.

The JHMC has been as­sist­ing and pro­vid­ing easy health care ser­vices to its neigh­bor­ing com­mu­ni­ties in the City. Last year,

it has ex­panded its out­reach pro­gram as far as Go­hang and San Fer­nando, Banaue, Ifu­gao, where hun­dreds of res­i­dents from the two barangays were pro­vided with the ba­sic ne­ces­si­ties like mos- quito nets, slip­pers, ed­u­ca­tional kits and clothes.

JHMC is a sub­sidiary of the Bases Con­ver­sion and De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity (BCDA) which man­ages the John Hay spe­cial eco­nomic zone.

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CAR­ING. A med­i­cal spe­cial­ist looks into the needs of a pa­tient dur­ing the med­i­cal, den­tal and le­gal mis­sion by John Hay Man­age­ment Cor­po­ra­tion.

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