By KASTAN (PR)
BANGUED, Abra — Kakailian Salakniban Tay Amin a Nagtaudan-Cordillera People’s Alliance Abra (Kastan CPA-Abra) and the Community Health Education Services and Training in the Cordillera Region (Chestcore) conducted a medical mission in the municipality of San Juan, in this province.
The mission was in partnership with Medical Outreach Missions Foundation, Inc. (MOMFI) and Project Luke, In coordination with the local government unit of San Juan, under the leadership of Mayor Arthur Bautista. San Juan is a fifth-class municipality, with a population of 11,283.
“This is part of our continuing commitment to the people of Abra by providing services to the people who need help. Wherever we can fill up the gaps that the government can not, and we will try to help,” said Therese Forag, Kastan CPA-Abra deputy secretary general.
The mission was able to service 336 patients from the barangays of Cullong, Nangobongan and Abualan. Many of the patients complained of hypertension, upper respiratory tract infection, anemia and impetigo. A total of 4 medical doctors, 1 dentist, 12 medical students, 3 nursing graduates, 2 faculty members of the school of nursing and eight (8) members of the Chestcore staff participated. Project Luke was able to service 85 eye patients and gave 79 pairs of eyeglasses for free.
Chestcore Program Coordinator Milagros Ao-wat said that most of the illnesses that they encountered were common illnesses that can be prevented through health education. Ao-wat said that their group is willing to work with the LGU of San Juan
“Many of the illnesses are preventable. Health education is what they need so that they can control the spread of illnesses. Chestcore is willing to work with the LGU of San Juan in providing health education in the communities.” Said Ao-wat
Kastan also said that the medical mission is just the first of a series of activities in San Juan municipality.
“We would like to thank the people of San Juan, especially the local government unit led by Mayor Arthur Bautista for welcoming us and supporting the activity. Rest assured, Kastan CPA-Abra will be with the people of San Juan,” ended Forag. # nordis.net