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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Baguio Country Club
Department of Tourism – CAR
University of Baguio
Venus Parkview Hotel

Congressman Mark O. Go
Department of Health – CAR
Kings College of the Philippines
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Narda’s Handwoven Arts & Crafts Inc.
Philex Mining Corporation
Pines City Colleges
Province of Benguet
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SM City Baguio
Social Security System

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Central University
Baguio Heart and Lung Diagnostic Center Inc.
Baguio Memorial Chapels Incorporated
Baguio Water District
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
C & Triple A Supermart
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Curamed Pharmacy
Data Center College of the Philippines of Baguio City Inc.
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Easter College Incorporated
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Fast East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Friendship Association of Northern Luzon, Inc.
GMS Technology
Immigration Network Services, Inc.
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
MMS Development Training Center Corporation
Mother Earth Deli Basket
National Economic & Development Authority–CAR
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
Philippine Science High School – CARC
R.A. Gapuz Review Center
Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
Solibao – Ganza Restaurant
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
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