Members of the Philippine Bisayan Society of Nevada (PBSN) in Las Vegas, Nevada distributed medicines to patients in the pediatrics ward in the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) last January 15, 2013.
This is the fifth year of the outreach program of the group who came to visit Cebu in January. The group also sponsored a medical, dental and surgical mission in Malabuyoc, Cebu in early January which served more than 5,000 residents of five municipalities.
The Visayas Primary Health Care Services, Inc. through its staff member Dr. Erlinda Posadas facilitated the outreach activity by coordinating with the Department of Pediatrics through its medical specialist Dr. Cynthia Cabatit and chief resident doctor Dr. Senny Marie C. Zamora. Medicines were bought from the hospital pharmacy and included life-saving antibiotics, intravenous fluids and other essential medicines.
The group also met with VSMMC Chief of Hospital Dr. Gerardo M. Aquino, Jr. who showed them around the hospital departments and wards including the newly renovated Orthopedics Ward.