SUAL, Pangasinan – The monthly medical and dental mission being undertaken by the municipal government here headed by Mayor Roberto Llamas-Arcinue benefitted an additional 220 residents from barangays Sioasiw East and Sioasiw West.
|Sual Mayor Roberto Llamas-Arcinue|
Mayor Arcinue said the municipal government through the municipal health office has been conducting medical-dental missions twice a month with the support of private agencies, notably the San Miguel Foundation.
“We were able to enlist the assistance of the San Miguel Global Power Mobile Clinic this time which provided free chest X-ray and ECG services,” he said.
The monthly health service to barangay folk started during the administration of then Mayor John Rodney Arcinue and was made twice a month when the elder Arcinue took over the helm of the municipal government.
Arcinue, whose mother worked as a physician, said he drew inspiration in making public health a top priority of his administration, from tugging along as a child with his mother who oftentimes gave her services free to poor village folk.
During the latest medical-dental mission held last July 29, the medical team headed by Dr. Graciela Ramirez-Aloit attended to a total of 129 medical cases, 37 dental cases and provided free ECG and Ex-Ray services to at least 60 residents.
Aside from free medical and dental services, the other services given were pre-natal and post-natal consultation, deworming, and minor surgeries.
Free medicines for common ailments, including hypertension and diabetic patients are provided for.
Dr. Ramirez-Aloit said pregnant mothers are given pre-natal counseling and vitamin supplements, while senior citizens are given free medicines.