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Medical mission in Loon

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A medical mission was held by the VPHCS in Barangay Nueva Vida, Loon, Bohol last March 16.

The mission was organized together with the Panaghugpong sa mga Mag-uuma sa Loon (PAMALO), local government unit of Loon, Task Force Carabao-Germany, and barangay council of Nueva Vida.

Services included general medical consultations and physical examination of children which included determination of their weights, heights and visual acuity, check-up of general body systems and dental status, and urinalysis. Adult patients were also checked up.

VPHCS staff and volunteer doctors included VPHCS dentist Dr. Petty Orbeta de Castro, Dr. Grace Molina, Dr. Jonathan Legaspi, Dr. Anthonee Bacaltos, Loon Municipal Health Officer Dr. Mark Gomez and dentist Dr. Adel Maestrado. Nursing student members of the Students’ Alliance for Community Health Services (SACHS) also rendered services in the mission.

As a result of the physical examination of the children, those with nutritional status below normal and those with visual, dental, and probable kidney problems were identified. Those with other illnesses and acute problems were also properly managed.

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