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Gov Delta holds medical mission for 2,200 female volunteers

WOMEN’S MEDICAL MISSION. More than 2,200 female health volunteers in Pampanga line up for several diagnostic services in a medical mission organized by Gov. Dennis ‘Delta’ Pineda on Tuesday, March 12. (Pampanga PIO)

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Some 2,200 female health volunteers in Pampanga received several diagnostic services in a medical mission organized by Gov. Dennis ‘Delta’ Pineda on Tuesday, March 12, in celebration of Women’s Month. 

The volunteers — called Nanay Community Workers (NCWs) and Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) — availed of consultations, pap smear test, breast examination, cervical X-ray, ECG, dental extraction and UACR (Urine Albumin Creatinine Ratio) in mobile clinics set up by the provincial capitol,  Lab for All and Department of Health at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here.

The NCWs and BHWs also availed of free reading glasses and medicines. They were also given food packs with rice and canned goods, and cash.

Doctors gave lectures on breast and gynecological cancers.

Vice Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda, who champions the provincial government Alagang Nanay Preventive Health Care program, remarked: “Ang gusto ko, para sa akin, ang celebration ng Women’s Month ay ‘yong kailangan, lahat ng mga kababaihan ay malusog at nakasisiguro akong walang sakit, kaya medical mission (ang ginawa ni Governor).” 

“Sa atin, hindi lang tuwing Women’s Month ang screening ng mga tao, regular tayong nagsasagawa ng medical mission (It is not only during women’s month that we do health screening. We hold regular medical missions).”

Senator Francis Tolentino hailed Pampanga leaders for being number one in various fields. 

“Number 1 na nagpatupad ng COVID-19 vaccination ang Pampanga; number 1 na nagko-comply sa Universal Health Care Law, Pampanga; at makikita po natin, highest vaccination rate among most populous provinces awarded by the DOH last December 22, 2022; outstanding performance award for reporting risk and outbreaks of communicable diseases, Pampanga. So, ang ibig sabihin, ang liderato ng Pampanga, sa pangunguna nina Governor at Vice Governor Pineda, ay binibigyan ng prayoridad ang inyong kalusugan,” the senator noted.

Governor Pineda urged the NCWs and BHWs to identify those needing medical assistance at the early stage of their ailment.

“Sana pu aliwa naman pu ita pung grabi namu pu ing lalawen tamu, hangga’t maaari, tang early stage pamu pu, magkaproblema pamu pu, akit mine pung kaagad Nanay, apaulu mi ne pu (Please prioritize those showing signs of early stages of ailments so we can help in the treatment before they get so severely sick),” the governor said. 

Rhodora David, an NCW in Porac said: “Malaking tulong po ito sa amin ang mga kababaihan lalo na po sa aming mga widow at solo parents na walang ibang tumutulong kung hindi sina Nanay Vice Gov at Gov Delta. Ramdam na ramdam ko po ang Women’s Month.”