The Visayas Primary Healthcare Services conducted a series of operation tuli this summer 2017.
More than 150 boys availed of the free circumcision services organized by the local government unit of Baclayon, Bohol on April 26, 2017.
For the 11th year, the VPHCS has supported the local government unit of Baclayon in this annual activity by sending a team of volunteers and providing the sets of instruments.
Volunteers included medical students of the Gullas College of Medicine led by VPHCS physician Dr. Erlinda Posadas and nursing students of the Students’ Alliance for Community Health Services (SACHS) based in Tagbilaran City who were supervised by VPHCS Bohol coordinator Dr. Grace Molina. The staff of the municipal health office under Dr. Filomena Talo and municipal mayor’s office under Hon. Benecio Uy provided their full support for the success of the annual activity.
The activity was held in the multipurpose hall in the town.
Another operation tuli was held in in Arnold Janssen Village in Bangkal, Lapu-lapu City last May 10, 201. Nearly 100 boys were circumcised.
The activity was organized by the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation – Integrated Development Center, Inc.(JPIC-IDC), the social action arm of the Society of Divine Word congregation.
The boys came from families who are beneficiaries of the Arnold Janssen Housing Project of the JPIC and families living in the neighboring areas. Medical students of the Gullas College of Medicine volunteered in the services.
A similar activity has been conducted in the housing village in the past years by the VPHCS and its volunteers.
The third operation tuli was conducted in the barangay health center of the mountain barangay of Tapul in Talisay City on May 13. This was also organized by the JPIC of the SVD which offers scholarships to children in the barangay.
Nearly 75 boys benefitted from the activity. Medical students of the Gullas College of Medicine also volunteered.
The volunteers in the JPIC organized activities were led by VPHCS program physician Dr. Erlinda Posadas.