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Thousands of Bulakenyos benefit from the PMA medical mission
By: PPAO
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
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FREE MEDICAL SERVICES FOR BULAKENYOS. Hundreds of Bulakenyos gather at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium to avail the free medical services provided by the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) Medical Mission Foundation of Greater St. Louis, Missouri during its medical/surgical mission in partnership with the Provincial Government of Bulacan held on January 25-28, 2016. Inset: A Bulakenya undergoes a free medical check-up. View Larger Image.
CITY OF MALOLOS – The four-day medical mission initiated by the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) Medical Mission Foundation of Greater St. Louis, Missouri held recently has benefited 2,499 Bulakenyos.

According to the records of the Provincial Administrator’s Office, 2,052 Bulakenyos were out patients, 232 patients had minor operations, 86 undergone major operations, 95 availed dental services and 34 in ophthalmology services.

Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said the province is grateful for the volunteer doctors from the United States for they chose to give aid to the needy Bulakenyos.

“Diyos na ang bahalang gumanti sa kanilang may mga ginintuang puso. Bagaman nagbibigay din ang mga ospital ng lalawigan ng mga libreng serbisyo medikal, higit na marami naman ang matutulungan kung mas marami ang nagbabahagi at salamat sa patuloy na nagpapaabot ng kanilang makakayanan sa mga kapus-palad,” Alvarado said.

Dr. Teresita Sy-Alvarado-Castillo, one of the Board of Directors of PMA Medical Mission Foundation of Greater St. Louis, Missouri said that they have been conducting free medical missions in different places in the country since 1997.

“Ang Philippine Medical Mission ay isa sa galamay ng Philippine Medical Association for Charitable and Medical Mission na itinayo para makatulong sa mga kababayan na nangangailangan ng tulong sa mga gamot, sa opera at sa iba’t ibang klase ng sakit. Ang mga kasama namin ay taga iba-ibang lugar, New York, Las Vegas, Chicago, at Florida na mga doctor na gustong makatulong, gustong bumalik dito sa Bulacan”, said Alvarado-Castillo.

Yolanda Vivar, a resident from Hagonoy, expressed her gratitude for the opportunity of free check up.

“Natingnan ako ng maayos tsaka mababait ‘yung mga duktor. Binigyan din ako ng gamot para sa kung ano ‘yung nararamdaman ko sa katawan ko. Ang maganda dito lahat ng kailangan mong gamot makukuha mo, sa edad ko na 64 naghahanap ako ng lunas para sa karamdaman ko na libre, para hindi ko na problemahin ‘yung panggastos,” Vivar said.

The Philippine Medical Association (PMA) Medical Mission Foundation of Greater St. Louis, Missouri has been conducting medical missions in Bulacan since 2012.

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