More than 150 children were medically examined last March 26 by VPHCS staff and volunteer doctors, nurses and nursing students in Barangay Doljo, Panglao, 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. Larsen Omolon, Dr. Glency Sue Senires, Dr. Grace Molina, Mark Loyola, R.N., Lynsy Linao, R.N., Zane Omega, R.N., Cheryl Lisa Molina, R.N., Lina de Castro, and volunteer students of the Students Alliance for Community Health Services (SACHS).
Partners in the activity included the Nagkahiusang Doljoanon sa Panglao (NAGDOPA), Youth against Reclamation (YARE), barangay council of Doljo, local government unit (LGU) of Panglao, Fil-Am Center for Community Health and Development (FACCHD, U.S.A.), Action Solidarite Tiers Monde (ASTM), and the SACHS.