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PIA Press Release
Friday, January 20, 2012


Neg.Occ. indigents receive free surgical-medical services

by Carolina A. Dionela

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Jan.20 (PIA6) -- More than 2,000 residents from Himamaylan and Kabankalan City availed of a free medical check-up conducted by the Far Eastern University Medical Alumni Society of Southern California (FEUMASSC) in a four-day free medical and surgical mission in cooperation with the Economic Enterprise and Development Department (EEDD), recently, a press release from Capitol said.

The group also performed a total of 59 major and 24 minor surgeries like TAHBSO, Thyroidectomy, Mastectomy, Hysterectomy, Herniorraphy, Hemorroidectomy, among others at the Lorenzo D. Zayco District Hospital in Kabankalan City.

The FEUMASSC, led by Dr. Licerio Castro is composed of 9 surgeons, 12 internal medicine doctors, 3 anesthesiologists, 15 nurses and 35 pharmacists and outpatient volunteers coming from Texas, Chicago and Oregon.

Melvin Ibanez, 5th District Board Member and SP Committee Chairman on Health thanked the team for choosing Negros Occidental as the recipient of the medical and surgical mission. He also said that the activity was a big help especially to the poor constituents of Himamaylan and Kabankalan cities who can’t afford to go to a doctor.

Himamaylan City Mayor Agustin Ernesto “Tinto” Bascon also expressed his gratitude to the provincial government and to the medical team for helping his constituents avail of the free medical mission.

The cities of Himamaylan and Kabankalan are located at the southern part of Negros Occidental. Himamaylan is 74 kilometers from Bacolod City while Kabankalan is 97 kilometers from Bacolod.*(Capitol News/CD/JCM/PIA6)

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