EENT doc offers free service to indigent patients PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 September 2012 14:17

An Ear, Eye, Nose and Throat (EENT) specialist is giving free services to indigent patients at the OPD department of the City Health Office.

For almost a month now, Dr. Armando Lorenzo has voluntarily offered to CHO his expertise for walk-in patients having recommendation from personnel of the Barangay Health Center and or any of the CHO physicians.

Every Wednesday, Dr. Lorenzo would share two hours of his free time (8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.) at the OPD department in a first-come, first-serve basis. OPD department is now under the direct supervision of Dr. Kibtiya Uddin.

City Health Officer Rodel Agbulos stressed that aside from the recommendation from any of the CHO physicians, a qualified patient must first secure a family health card which is good for one year for a very minimal registration fee.

“This is the first time that an EENT specialist has voluntarily offered his free medical service to CHO. This is indeed a great help to our indigent patients who cannot afford to see a private expert for their medical needs,” Agbulos said as he commended Dr. Lorenzo for his concern on the needs of his fellow Zamboanguenos.

Dr. Lorenzo is the son-in-law of a known physician Dr. Guia Kintanar. He permanently holds clinic at Ciudad Medical de Zamboanga.

Aside from Dr. Lorenzo’s great help, CHO has already started its weekly free ultra-sound service for indigent patients.

Agbulos said that CHO is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:00 noontime for free ultra-sound service to patients with family health card and with recommendation from the nurse/midwife/doctor assigned in the Barangay Health Center where the patient is staying and or recommendation from any of the CHO physician.

The patients would only pay the amount of P150 for the reading of the ultra-sound result, Agbulos said.

“We are offering these services for this is the thrust of the present administration…,and that is for the people to have an easy and fast access to government health facilities for their medical needs,” Agbulos said. — Jimmy Villaflores