Hundreds to benefit from DOH Surgical Caravan Print
Sunday, 06 August 2017 16:39

By RG ANTONET GO

Hundreds of indigents are expected to benefit from free surgical procedures this month of August under the Department of Health (DOH) Surgical Caravan.

Surgeries expected to be performed during the caravan include minor and major operations such as cataract, thyroid, cyst excision and other procedures.

Beneficiaries will receive free surgery, medicines, and laboratory examinations required for the treatment of their maladies.

The program is expected to benefit around 100 patients.

Dr. Joshua Brillantes, DOH 9 Assistant Regional Director said that Municipal Health officers have already examined and identified the beneficiaries of the program.

Brillantes however said that patients who are interested to benefit from the program may still visit their munciipal health officer to be included in the list.

The Surgical Caravan’s first stop will be at the Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Hospital from August 22 to 26.

Surgeries will also be performed at the Jose Rizal Memorial Hospital in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte; Margosatubig Regional Hospital in Zamboanga del Sur; and the Zamboanga City Medical Center in Zamboanga city.

There is still no definite schedule on surgeries to be performed in these hospitals.

“Ginawa yung caravan para hindi na sila pumunta ng malayo.  Libre ito to include medicines.  Sa mga hindi kaya magpagamot this is the time na DOH will be conducting a caravan for those who cannot afford surgery.”  Brillantes said.  (RGAAGo)