City’s free clinic goes to Sta. Cruz Island PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 16:20

Settlers at the Great Sta. Cruz Island last Sunday availed of a free clinic courtesy of the city government, through the city health office, and in partnership with the Rotary Club of Zamboanga.
Personnel of the City Health Office (CHO) led by its chief Rodel Agbulos offered the health services like medical consultation with free medicines, dental, proper de-worming of children and the giving out of Vitamin A.

Agbulos, who happens to be a Rotarian himself, also led fellow Rotarians in the planting of more than 100 mangrove trees in the island’s shorelines.
The free clinic in the great Sta. Cruz Island was the seventh medical and dental mission of the CHO since January 2011.

Far flung barangays that have benefited the city’s free medical clinic this year were Vitali, Labuan, Sinunuc, Talabaan, Sta. Maria (in coordination with the Girls Scout of the Philippines during its regional convention here),  Cabaluay and the more than 200 settlers at Sta. Cruz Island.
This laudable activity has been supported by many of the city’s civic organizations including Philippine Charity Sweepstake Office, the Rotary Clubs, etc. in close partnership with other government line agencies like the Western Mindanao Command, Philippine Air force, PNP and DOH.

Last year, around 52 free clinics were conducted by CHO in the different depressed areas in the city including in the Island barangays.
With the kind of support that the local government unit is showing, Agbulos expressed optimism that more free clinics will be carried out this year. — Jimmy Villaflores