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PIA Press Release
2008/02/12

Foreign physician conducts surgical mission in Bacolod hospital

Negros Occidental (12 February) -- A 24-member team from the Connecticut Association of Philippine Physicians and the Philippine American Association of Connecticut, Incorporated are conducting a three-day Surgical Mission at the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, this province.

The group, headed by Dr. Gino Ang, is composed of Dr. Zeno Chicarilli and Dr. Deborah Pan for Plastic Surgery; Dr. Scott Soloway for Ophthalmology; Dr. Kaye Zuckerman for General Surgery; Dr. Alfred Belen for Psychiatry; Dr. Mamatha Punjala, Dr. Ramachandran Ramani and Dr. Elizabeth Anne Freck for Anesthesiology;

Nurse Anesthetists Odeed Geismar, Burnette Donato and Kristine Glenney; Dian Traisci-Marandola, Nurse Practitioner; and Nurses Lory Gasmen, Alma Ang, Rev. Richard Vila, Salome Goingo, Nity Oris, and Elisio Malabon. Also with the group are volunteers Romeo Goingo, Derek Chicarilli, Antonio Arcilla, Shreyas Ramani and Al Gene Ang.

Some 74 patients, including children, coming from as far as Hinobaan, Candoni, Cauayan, Ilog, Isabela, Escalante, Sagay City, E B Magalona, Murcia and Silay City will undergo surgical operations on cataract, cleft lip/palate, hernia, "contracture 2 to burn", breast mass, "gynecomartia", "fistula in ano", keloid, umbilical polyp, cystic mass and hemorrhoid.

The mission dubbed as "Tulong Kapwa 2008," is sponsored by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental through the Economic Enterprise Development Department (EEDD) which aims to provide medical attention to the least members of the society, health being a priority program of Gov. Joseph G. Maraņon's administration. (Capitol News/PIA/EAD) [top]

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