Aloha medical mission serves 2,724 residents in Ilocos Sur
by Freddie G Lazaro
Candon City, Ilocos Sur (February 6) -- A total of 2,724 patients from the second district of Ilocos Sur including Candon City were benefited from the 5 –day Aloha Medical Mission held here last week.
The said outreach medical service was jointly sponsored by the Aloha Medical Mission, Candonians of Hawaii, House Deputy Speaker Eric Singson and the City government of Candon led by Mayor Allen Singson.
Aloha Medical Mission (AMM) is a Honolulu-based secular, non-profit, volunteer organization that provides free health care to underserved people overseas and in Hawaii.
Of the 2,724 patient-beneficiaries, 2,379 were outpatients, 56 patients had gone major operations like tubal ligation, hernia and cleft palate and 209 received minor operations; 20 patients were recipients of cataract operations; and 60 patients for dental extraction.
"The medical mission was very successful and we thank the officers and staff of Aloha Medical Mission for coming here to served our people," Candon City Mayor Allen Singson said.
The medical mission team was composed of 14 doctors, six nurses and 12 lay volunteers. The team had brought out 50 boxes of medicine and some medical equipment during the conduct of the mission. The remaining assorted medicines were left to the City of Candon Hospital. (PIA Ilocos Sur) [top]