About 175 children were checked up by a team of VPHCS during a medical mission last Feb. 12 in Barangay Nueva Estrella, Municipality of Bien Unido, Bohol.
The medical examination of the children included the determination of their weights, heights and visual acuity and check-up of general body systems and dental status. Urinalysis using dipsticks with eight parameters was also done. As a result of the examinations, children with below-normal nutritional status and those with visual, dental, and probable kidney function problems were identified. Those with other illnesses and acute problems were also properly managed.
The medical team included Dr. Lizette Jamora, Dr. Grace Molina, Lina de Castro, Lourdes Geolin, Chester Lagado, R.N. Jessica Pejo, Luz Carreon and volunteer students of the Students Alliance for Community Health Services (SACHS).
Partners in the activity included the Nueva Estrella Farmers Association (NEFA), Brgy. Council of Nueva Estrella, municipal government of Bien Unido, Gov. Edgar Chatto, and Task Force Carabao-Germany.