ALAGANG BALON DAGUPAN – (from left to right) City Health Officer Dr. Ophelia T. Rivera, Rocky Vasandani, Dagupan City Mayor Belen T. Fernandez, Rotary Club of Downtown Dagupan President Dr. Ashok Vasandani, James Pal and City Social Welfare and Development Officer Leah Aquino are shown with the equipment turned over to the city on May 21. The city received 31 sets of wheelchairs and nebulizers from Dr. Ashok Vasandani in support of the “Alagang Balon Dagupan”, the city’s program seeking to expanded health services to Dagupenos. (CIO photo by Jojo Tamayo)

DAGUPAN CITY – In support of “Alagang Balon Dagupan”,  the city’s continued efforts to expand its health services, the city received 31 sets of wheelchairs and nebulizers from the Rotary Club of Downtown Dagupan headed by its president Dr. Ashok Vasandani on May 21.

All these were turned over during the flag ceremony at the city plaza.

The sets of nebulizers will be distributed to each barangay and will be used by authorized barangay nurses in attending to patients with asthma and other respiratory problems.

Meanwhile, the wheelchairs will be distributed to senior citizens, patients suffering from stroke or polio and other persons with disability.

The additional equipment will contribute greatly to the city’s efforts in personally delivering health services and other assistance to the city’s indigents such as the City Social Welfare and Development Office’s weekly-scheduled community-based rehabilitation which provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, social services and Special Education services to Dagupeños.

Dr.  Vasandani disclosed that the equipment he turned over to the city is in line with his support of the city’s continuous efforts in helping Dagupeno PWDs and senior citizens.

He also lauded the local government of Dagupan headed by Mayor Belen T. Fernandez for its continued  “unliserbisyo” for its constituents, saying: “The unliserbisyo of the local government is evident. I admire what Mayor Fernandez is doing for the city, kaya sumama din ako sa kanya.”

Vasandi also pledged his continuous support to the local government as he vowed to provide assistance to the city every year. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)