Army serves 400 residents in medical services

By Jennifer C. Tilos

Sunday, July 21, 2013

DUMAGUETE CITY, July 18 (PIA) –About 400 indigent-residents in barangays Calango and Tampi in the municipalities of Zamboanguita and Amlan, respectively, have availed of the free medical and dental civic action program (MEDCAP) conducted by the army’s 302nd Brigade recently.

The MEDCAP is the army’s continuing efforts in delivering basic health services to the less privileged residents especially in the conflict affected areas in the Brigade’s area of responsibility.

In observance of the National Nutrition Month, the Department of Health (DOH) led the medical services-mission in cooperation with the army group and local government unit of Zamboanguita.

The health team served more than 150 residents including the adjacent barangays in Zamboanguita with medical consultation and dental services.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) also conducted free livestock artificial insemination, vaccination, and distribution of vegetable seeds to the barangay residents.

Zamboanguita LGU also offered feeding program to at least 100 children-beneficiaries at Calango Elementary School in line with the celebration of Nutrition Month’s theme “Gutom at Malnutrisyon, Sama-sama Nating Wakasan.”

While in separate occasion, the team served some 217 residents in barangay Tampi for a free medical health services which include blood chemistry, dental services and consultation.

The MEDCAP in Amlan was sponsored by Maayo Shipping Inc., Philippine Dental Association (PDA) Negros Oriental Chapter, Rotary Club of Dumaguete East (RCDE) and Philippine Councilors League Inc. Dumaguete City (PCLI).

302nd Brigade Commander, BGen Francisco Patrimonio said that the involvement of various stakeholders is consistent with the spirit of “Bayanihan” to address the health concerns of the Negrenses.

The event was a manifestation of commitment and dedication by peace loving citizens in order to serve the needy Filipino people, Patrimonia added.

“This collaborative effort was indeed very successful and supports the AFP Internal Peace and Security Plan Bayanihan,” said Patrimonio. (mbcn/JCT/PIA7-Negros Oriental)


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