LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Some 420 inmates of the Pangasinan Provincial Jail in Lingayen were given free medical treatment, consultations and an assortment of medicine and vitamins during the medical mission conducted by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) last March 23.
The PHO medical mission headed by Dr. Cielo Almoite found most of the inmates in normal health condition, except for a few who were afflicted with high-blood pressure, skin infection and common ailments such as cough and colds.
As PHO doctors and nurses attended to the sick, the rest of the medical team conducted free consultations and check-up.
Dentists and dental technologists led by Dr. Eloy bueno also performed tooth extractions and other dental treatment among at least 50 inmates.
The medical mission at the provincial jail is a regular activity of the PHO under the provincial government’s rehabilitation program aimed at providing lawbreakers opportunities for an eventual assimilation into free society after their release from jail. /ADV