PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Hundreds of Southern Leyteños troop for free medical, dental, surgical servicesMAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Jan 24 (PIA) -- Hundreds of indigent Southern Leyteños continued to troop on the second day of the week-long free medical, dental, and surgical services being given by the Philippine Nurses Association in Metropolitan, DC, USA (PNAMDU) from January 23-27.
So far, the mission team was able to serve 481 indigents yesterday with its medical services and corresponding medicines and even vitamins which was simultaneously conducted at the Abgao Covered Court, said PNAMDU team leader Alicia Andam.
The surgical mission team was able to conduct 26 operations including hernia, goiter, gall bladder stone, and other minor operations such as extraction of cysts, breast mass, Andam said.
The mission team is composed of 71 medical professionals - surgeons, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, OPD medical doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and volunteers, who are all based in the USA. i
The mentioned mission was also aided by three local ophthalmologists and a nurse from Tacloban City-based “Sagip Mata” Foundation.
According to Andam, this is the tenth mission trip of the PNAMDU to the Philippines since 2002 . (PIA 8/Southern Leyte)