Issue of September 10, 2017
Mt. Province

69th Courier Anniversary Issue
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Charter Day health fair serves 500 city residents
by Aileen P. Refuerzo / PIO

More than 500 residents availed themselves of the free health services rendered during the Baguio Day health fair last Aug. 25 at the Baguio Convention Center.

City Health Officer Rowena Galpo said the activity’s theme was “Champions4Health” in keeping with the 108th charter anniversary guidepost, “Baguio at 108: The land of champions.” 

Mayor Mauricio Domogan who graced the activity challenged the residents to aim and work for healthy lifestyle through words of wisdom and inspirational stories on diet, exercise, and attitude.

Galpo said the services were provided onsite and through referral linkages. 

Eleven major clusters of health programs were offered to the beneficiaries including dental services where patients availed of free tooth extraction and cleaning and optical specifically free eye refraction and distribution of free frames.

Patients were also treated to free immunization with pneumococcal and flu vaccines, laboratory services (dip stick screening and blood typing) and infectious diseases services like human immunodeficiency virus testing, dengue fever, and rabies.

There were also clusters on basic life support where lectures and demonstrations were conducted by the Emergency Medical Services; men, women, and child’s health where information, education, and communication campaign was done; dermatology; adolescent; non-communicable disease; and alternative medicine cluster.

The annual health fair aims to provide equitable and quality health services to the people of Baguio, especially the poor, to lead the quest for excellence in health for the city as home of health champions and to strengthen public-private partnership in health as an approach to address public health problems through the combined efforts of public, private and development organizations complimenting each other by contributing or sharing their core competencies and resources. 

The activity was in cooperation with the Department of Health-Cordillera under Regional Director Lakshmi Legaspi, Engr. Gaudencio Tiwing of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Baguio City, Victory Liner Inc., Philippine Heart Association, Philippine Dermatologist Society, Baguio Everlasting Lions Club, Tempra, Baguio local eye health team, Philippine Dental Association-Baguio Chapter, ACS-Shield, Zabala Pharmaceuticals, and Vizcarra Pharmaceuticals.

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Albergo Hotel and Residences
Baguio Country Club
University of Baguio
Venus Parkview Hotel

Baguio Central University
Benguet Electric Cooperative Inc.
Cong. Mark O. Go
Cong. Ronald Cosalan
Department of Education – CAR
Department of Health – CAR
Gov. Crescencio Pacalso
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Narda’s and Sunflower Ridge
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
Pines City Colleges
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SM City Baguio
University of the Philippines Baguio

Assumption Medical and Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Water District
BSBT College, Inc.
Bureau of Internal Revenue
BVS Colleges
C &Triple A Supermart
Councilor Edgar M. Avila
Curamed Pharmacy
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Interior and Local Government – CAR
Department of Public Works and Highways – CAR
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc.
GMS Technology
John Hay Management Corporation
King’s College of the Philippines
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Mother Earth Deli Basket
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration – CAR
Philex Mining Corporation
Police Regional Office – CAR
STI Baguio
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