Issue of April 16, 2017
Mt. Province

66th Courier Anniversary Issue
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500 veterans benefit from medical mission
by Julie G. Fianza / PIO

At least 500 veterans and retired soldiers, kin and community members benefitted in a whole day medical mission, last April 7 at the Baguio Convention Center.

The medical mission coordinated by the Philippine Veteran Affairs Office-Baguio Field Office (PVAO), Veterans Memorial Medical Center, and Philippine Veterans Bank offered services in ophthalmology, obstetrics, pediatrics, rehabilitation medicine, ear-eye-nose-throat medicine, orthopedics, rehabilitation medicine, minor surgery including circumcision, electrocardiogram, and dental with medicines partially sponsored by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office distributed to the beneficiaries.

PVAO Baguio head Cherriyyn Sabling said the medical mission is part of Araw ng Kagitingan activities, with main program last April 9 at the Veterans’ Park.

Veterans and their beneficiaries from Baguio and neighboring municipalities started lining up as early as 7 a.m. for the medical services.

A symposium on veterans’ benefits followed, with representatives from Baguio, Benguet, Mountain Province and Ifugao hospitals. Dr. Dominador Chiong, Jr. explaining the expanded services for veterans of World War II and post-war veterans and their dependents.

A mass preceded the medical mission, with the beneficiaries, Department of National Defense, Department of Health and medical personnel attending.

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