More than 2,000 teachers, policemen, firefighters, and other public servants received free medical check-up and treatment in a medical mission held at the Valenzuela City Astrodome on November 22.
About 2,226 public servants including their family members also received free medicines during the “Bantay Kalusugan Para sa mga Teachers, Atbp.” last month.
Rosalie Banasio, a security volunteer at Barangay Dalandanan in Valenzuela City, were just one of the beneficiaries of “Bantay Kalusugan” medical mission.
With her three children in tow, Banasio went to have a mass on her right cheek checked by medical volunteers from the Manila Doctors Hospital.
“Matagal na ito, mahigit 30 years na. Gusto ko ipa-check up sa doktor kung pwede ba itong paopera, kung pwede papaopera ko na dito. Pero kung hindi naman, okay lang sa akin at least malalaman ko kung ano ba talaga ang dahilan nito,” Banisio said.
The 39-year-old bantay bayan also brought her three children to have them treated for colds and cough.
“Masaya ako sa medical mission na ito dahil napansin ni Congressman Win ang mga tulong namin para sa Valenzuela. Lalo akong ginanahan na gawin ang volunteer work na ito,” Banasio added.
Valenzuela City Congressman Win Gatchalian said the medical mission aimed to show his district’s appreciation for their selfless acts of serving and protecting Valenzuela City from crimes and other disaster.
MDH provided services for ENT (ear, nose, and throat), OB-Gyne, family medicine, internal medicine, minor surgery, ophthalmology, and dental.
“Bantay Kalusugan” medical mission was held following the successful “Salamat Teacher” medical mission done on October 4 as part of the celebration of the National Teacher’s Month. (Camille Nepomuceno)