ROSALES– At least 1, 024 patients from various towns in Pangasinan received free medicines, medical and dental care services during the “Gamot para sa Kapwa” project initiated by the SM Foundation Inc.
Kristine Santiago, press relations officer of SM Rosales, said the project is in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross, Region 1 Medical Center (R1MC), Municipal Health Office of Rosales and the Department of Social Welfare Development (DSWD).
“Gamot para sa Kapwa is a medical and dental mission that aims to provide quality but free medical and dental care services as well as proper and complete dosage of medicines to less fortunate citizen in the community,” Santiago said.
She said during the medical mission, the patients were given medical consultation, free medicines, x-ray and electrocardiograph (ECG) tests, random blood sugar test, uric acid test, cholesterol check-up, dental consultation and tooth extraction.
Santiago added that the project, which was first held at the Gymnasium of Bayambang town this year, served at least 2, 564 patients in the province.
The ‘Gamot para sa Kapwa’ project is part of the health and wellness program of SM Foundation that helps the community enjoy better quality of life by caring for the sick, especially the elderly and the children who are feeling helpless about their medical condition, through our medical and dental missions and the free medicine distribution. (EMBS/PIA-1/Pangasinan)