Four medical missions were conducted by SM Foundation in collaboration with its program partners in Palawan last week to coincide with the turnover and inauguration of the Naval Station Apolinario Jalandoon Medical Dispensary (NSAJ MD) and the Barangay Irawan Birthing Facility.
Partners in all four medical and dental missions were DMIRIE Foundation, Inc., 2GO Travel, Negrense Marine Integrated Services, Inc. The SM Foundation mobile clinic was transported by 2Go and Negrense Marine Integrated Services. As in all medical missions, DMIRIE Foundation, Inc. provided unlimited coffee and gift packs to the patients.
The first medical and dental mission was conducted in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Puerto Princesa last July 7. A total of 770 services were provided: medical (531), surgical (38), dental (39), sugar test (46), cholesterol test (16), uric acid test (39), urinalysis (35), ECG (5), and x-ray (21). Other partners for the medical mission were Brgy Sta. Cruz officials, Puerto Princesa City Health Office, Joint Task Force Malampaya, Philippine Navy, Puerto Princesa Commando 9, Brotherhood Organization, Inc., and Emilio Aguinaldo Masonic Lodge #31.
On July 10, at the Naval Installation and Facilities West another medical mission was held simultaneous with the inauguration of the NSAJ MD with 171 services dispensed. These were medical (109), sugar test (12), sugar test (12), cholesterol test (19), uric acid test (20), hemoglobin test (3), ECG (5) and x-ray (3). Philippine Navy and local hospitals complete the list of partners.
At the vicinity of the birthing facility of Barangay Irawan, the medical and dental mission on July 11 logged a total of 492 services consisting of medical (299), dental (30), sugar test (39), cholesterol test (34), uric acid test (43), ECG (10), and x-ray (37). Other partners were Philippine Navy, Puerto Princesa City Health Office, Brgy. Irawan officials and SM City Puerto Princesa.
On July 12, the Octagon Gymnasium at Brooke’s Point was the venue of the medical and dental mission conducted by SM Foundation in collaboration with the BDO Network Bank, LGU of Brooke’s Point, the Palawan Medical Society, and local hospitals and pharmacy. A total of 700 services were given by the volunteer health professionals. Of this number, 390 were medical; 50, dental; 52, sugar tests; 11, cholesterol tests; 49, uric acid tests; 13, hemoglobin test; 65, ECG; and 70, x-ray.