More or less 900 indigent Dagupeños have benefited from the free minor operations, circumcision, cataract screening and medical consultations for various diseases like gout and arthritis during the Alagang Healthy Dagupeño Medical Mission held on July 8-9, 2023 at the West Central Elementary School I (WCES I).
Spearheaded by the city government of Dagupan in coordination with the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Medical Missions Incorporated and the CSI Group of Companies, the activity is part of the health care delivery program of Mayor Belen Fernandez to help indigent residents, especially children and the elderly, with their health needs.
“We know that many of our indigent patients, especially the children and seniors, have a hard time coping up with their needs and if we conduct these medical missions, we can help them save money so that they can use it to sustain their food and education,” she stated.
The event also included a cataract screening for patients who will undergo the eye operation in August.
Mayor Fernandez expressed gratitude to the UST team led by its president, Dr. William Olalia, along with Dr. Virgilio Castro, Dr. Orlina and the rest of their medical team for extending free medical assistance to Dagupeños.
Likewise, she thanked all individuals who exerted time and effort for the two-day event’s success like Dr. Raymund Casipit and Dr. Dino Mariano; City Health Office led by Dr. Ophelia Rivera; General Services Office led by Engr. Camilo Cayabyab; CSI Group of Companies led by Engr. Nestor Sangalang; and the local Department of Education led by Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) Rowena Banzon and Assistant SDS Marciano Soriano Jr.
A non-profit organization, the UST Medical Missions Incorporated is composed of specialist-doctors, nurses and allied professionals who extend free medical assistance to indigent Filipinos.
(Dagupan CIO News)