AC opens medical facility for minor surgeries
Posted by Vic on 2012-07-13 16:04:20 MDT
ANGELES CITY – Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan led Friday’s blessing and inauguration of the Agyu Tamu MEDIKALINGA Center in barangay Sto. Domingo which will cater to indigent patients in need of minor surgeries and operation.
According to Pamintuan, all surgical services such as removal of sebaceous cyst, lymphoma cyst, tendon cyst, abcess, warts and even small breast mass will be performed in the new medical facility free of charge.
“Patients will not be required to pay any fees. However, they are required to pass through profiling and screening process prior to their admission,” Pamintuan explained.
“After passing the profiling and screening process done by our barangay health workers, patients will be properly recommended for surgery by the rural health physician,” he added.
The said medical facility has 10 surgical beds and other medical equipment for minor surgeries and operations that will be scheduled every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Coinciding with its opening, Dr. Rudy Ong, a private practicing surgeon and 9 other doctors performed surgical operations to some 150 patients.
Ong said it is heartening to see the smiles on these patients once their problems had been solved.
“In this mission we have conducted, we can see the smiles on these patients after availing our services and you can’t put a price on their smiles. When they go back home surely they could live a normal healthy life,” he said.
Pamintuan appreciates the support extended by Ong and his team of surgeons and nurses, saying that it helps the city government achieve its goal of providing better health care and medical services to the Angeleños.
The mayor also reported that his adminsitration’s health programs have already assisted 398,916 beneficiaries from the period July 2010 to June 2012.
These programs include: patients served at the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center (RLMMC), renal care unit, optical/cataract treatment, Barangay Day medical and dental mission, medicine dispensary, PhilHealth program, anti-rabies, anti-tubeculosis and nutrition program, and maternal care services.
“These, we all did within two years only,” Pamintuan stressed.
At the same time, Pamintuan also announced the construction of the P50-million extension wing at the RLMMC with a 30-bed capacity where the new shipment of medical equipment from the World Medical Relief Inc. (WMRI) will be used.
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