A medical mission was held by the VPHCS in Barangay Catoogan, Trinidad, Bohol last July 26.
The mission was organized together with the Catoogan Farmers’ Organization, the local government unit of Trinidad and Task Force Carabao- Germany.
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.
Volunteers included VSMMC pediatric residents Dr. Pat Cartagenas and Dr. Feli Domugho, PGI Dennis Arana, Jea Llanos and Rialyn Rojo, Optometrists Dr. Primativa Arquiza and Dr. Marilyn Dayrit, and dentist Dr. Eva Torres. VPHCS staff Dr. Erlinda Posadas, Dr. Grace Molina, Lourdes Geolin and Luz Carreon went with the team. 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.