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PIA Press Release
2007/04/25

Indigent Zambo families to benefit from medical outreach

Zamboanga City (25 April) -- Some 150 government and private physicians and surgeons will have their share of responsibility for the conduct of a medical outreach mission on April 26 in commemoration of the Dia de Ma’am Caling.

The mission, which will include operation tuli and specialty clinic, will be held at the City Health Office grounds from 8:am to 4:pm.

City Health Officer Rodel Agbulos said the outreach mission is intended for indigent patients and is in honor of the 86th birthday of the late Maria Clara Lobregat, the first and only Zamboanga woman mayor, whose enormous contributions helped alleviate the plight of her constituents.

The observance of Dia de Ma’am Caling is by virtue of Ordinance 278, the law declaring April 26 of every year as Dia de Ma’am Caling, approved on April last year

The specialty clinic will cover cases of diabetes, eye, ear, nose and throat, rheumatology and pulmonology. The mission will also include free dental services, consultations and provision of medicines.

Aside from physicians and dentists from the CHO, Agbulos will also tap doctors from the Zamboanga City Medical Center, Ateneo de Zamboanga Medical Schools, Edwin Andrews Air Base Hospital and Camp Navarro General Hospital.

Postgraduate interns and private surgeons are also assisting in the 8-hour medical mission.

The CHO has been conducting pre registration and screening for the operation tuli and specialty clinic at the City Health Conference room since yesterday until today.

Other activities for the commemoration include a mass at the St. Joseph Church, floral offering and a commemorative program. (PIA) [top]

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