TFZ-Rep. Fabian medcap serves 300 island folks PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 July 2011 15:43

Some 300 residents, mostly women and children, of Tumalutap island benefited in a medical mission conducted last Thursday by the Task Force Zamboanga and the Office of District 2 Congressman Erbie A.Fabian, together with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office and Councilor Lilia Nuño.

As early as 7 a.m., the AFP medical team, officials of TFZ and representatives of the office of Congressman Fabian took  navy boat to ssail for Tumalutap island for the conduct of the medical mission where majority of the residents are indigent and can hard have medical attention in the city proper, considering the remoteness of the place.

TFZ commander Col. Buenaventura Pascual said the medical mission was one of their thrusts to enrich the humanitarian aspect of military service which is not purely combat in nature, but also in involving services to communities.

Most cases registered during the medical mission were cough and colds, hypertension, malnutrition and other minor illnesses which were given medical attention and free medicines from the military and the office of Rep. Fabian.

“The people in theisland can hardly avail of medical services. We have personally seen how difficult the situation here, so we offer our hand to bring the necessary medical attention to them,” Pascual said.

He said the anti-insurgency campaign which they are initiating also involves the people in the community
For his part, Rep. Fabian lauded Pascual and his men for the initiative and in coordinating with his office to reach out to the distant island communities in his district.    The solon assured 100% support to the command with regards to their initiatives and pledged to conduct similar activities in the future in other areas and islands under District 2.

“Being a nurse by profession, I surely understand how it is to be sick and needing medical attention. Through these combined efforts with Task Force Zamboanga, we hope to reach out further and deliver the necessary medical attention to our brothers and sisters in the island barangays,” Fabian said.
The solon recently distributed medical equipment to all barangay health centers in District 2 in line with his thrust to deliver better health services to the rural barangays under his “Think Health” program.

In support to the health programs in her district, Councilor Nuno also supported the activity, together with PCSO personnel and medical teams of Task Force Zamboanga and the City Health Office under Dr. Rodelin Agbulos.

Barangay Chairperson Carsona Abunawas thanked all the sponsors of the medical mission. — BS