The office of Valenzuela City Congressman Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian conducted a massive free medical screening at Valenzuela City Astrodome in Barangay Dalandanan last August 6 for his constituents to know if they are suffering from any medical condition so that it can be prevented from getting worse.
According to Gatchalian, the screening program is part of the efforts of Valenzuela City government to safeguard his constituents from disease and disorder as diagnosis of one’s illness serves as the first step in preventing it.
A total of 596 patients were accommodated and being attended by six doctors, three medical volunteers, and 10 WIN Action Center staff from 8 a.m. to 12 noon for bone and foot screening. Some availed of the free fasting blood sugar or FBS and cholesterol level tests, while some others had their breast and prostate examined to know if they are suffering from cancer.
Once the results are released, patients suffering from any health condition will be provided medical assistance by Gatchalian’s office. Those who need to be confined would be recommended to Valenzuela City First District partner hospitals.
As of July 30, Gatchalian’s office refer their beneficiaries to a total of 14 hospitals, including:
National Center for Mental Health (NCMH),
National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI),
Valenzuela Medical Center (VMC), San Lazaro Hospital (SLH),
Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center,
Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) ,
Lung Center of the Philippines, Philippine Heart Center,
Valenzuela City Emergency Hospital (VCEH),
National Children’s Hospital (NCH),
East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC),
Philippine Orthopedic Center, and
Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital.
Valenzuela City Health Office and Rotary Club of Valenzuela helped in making the free medical screening program successful and organized.
Apart from free medical screening, Gatchalian’s also administers free medical and surgical operations on cases of goiter, cataract, myoma and ovarian cyst, and cleft lip and cleft palate.
For inquiries on free medical services, you can contact the Valenzuela City First District at 352-0549 or at 0933-959-2946 and look for Ms. Jackie or go to our office at 332 MacArthur Highway, Malinta, Valenzuela City. (Camille Nepomuceno)