The VPHCS joined a series of operation tuli launched this summer, as in previous years.
The VPHCS team of doctors and volunteers joined the annual operation tuli in the Municipality of Baclayon, Bohol on May 2 where more than 250 boys were circumcised. The local government unit of Baclayon sponsored the tuli. The VPHCS team which helped the staff of the Baclayon Rural Health Unit was composed of Dr. Grace Molina, Dr. Oliver Gimenez, Irish Ramirez, Edgar Gahisan, Emelie Fernandez, and Linda de Castro. Nursing students of the Students’ Alliance for Community Health Services (SACHS) also helped in the services.
VPHCS team of volunteers also joined another tuli in Poblacion Medellin, which was organized by the Perez Monasque Foundation. More than 200 boys benefitted from the free circumcision held on May 5.
The VPHCS also lent its tuli instruments during two free circumcisions organized by the local government units of Paknaan and Labogon, Mandaue City on May 19 and 26, respectively. The activities were held in coordination with the Cebu Institute of Medicine- Community Medico-Social Services (CIM-CMSS) in Paknaan. Dr. Erlinda Posadas, staff of the VPHCS and also a faculty member of the CIM joined medical students and resident doctors of the medical school in rendering the circumcision services. More than 350 boys benefitted from the two occasions.