No. of :

No. of Shares:

Currently viewed by: Marcus Rosit

Boholanos urged to avail of free medical services

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, February 7 (PIA) -- In line with the provincial government’s aim to provide improved healthcare services under the Universal Health Care Act, a surgical mission will be conducted from Feb. 8 to10 at the Teodoro B. Galagar District Hospital in the town of Jagna.

The medical mission will be led by the Cebu Doctors Group, Sui Generis Medical Mission Team, Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation with the support of Bohol Gov. Erico Aristotle Aumentado, Vice Governor Dionisio Balite, and Jagna Mayor Joseph Rañola.

The provincial government-owned hospitals are now upgraded to render these services which used to be only accessible at the tertiary or secondary health facilities in Bohol.

Among the services to be offered during the medical mission include thyroidectomy and endocrine surgery, head and neck surgery, breast surgery, cataract and pterygium surgery, cholecystectomy and biliary surgery, hernia/abdominal wall surgery, endo-laparoscopic surgery, tooth extraction, dental clinic, hemorrhoids and anal surgery, pediatric surgery, AV fistulas/vascular surgery, reading glasses clinic/optometry, lumps and bumps, minor surgeries, and ultrasonography. 

Aumentado said the medical mission will be a big help to Boholanos as it will bring doctors and medical specialists to Bohol. 

“The medical missions will offer services that are not easily available to the ordinary Boholanos. Ug kay libre, daku na kinig alibyo sa panudlanan sa kwarta sa mga kabus nga walay ikagasto sa mga komplikadong operasyon nga dala sa mission (Since it’s for free, this is a big help especially to those who cannot afford the expensive and complicated surgeries and yet they can avail of it during the mission),” said Aumentado. 

Interested patients are required to go to the municipal health office in their hometowns for the pre-screening procedure and sign up for the medical mission. 

In Bohol, only a few government hospitals have the capability to conduct the said procedures. 

The medical and surgical procedures in private hospitals are also expensive that Boholanos who have no stable income often back out from undergoing the necessary procedures.  (RAHC/PIA-7/Bohol)

PRE CHECK-UP. For better chances at getting into the surgery lists, interested patienst need to go to their Rural Health Centers for pre-operation screening, according to Gov Aumentado. (PIABohol)

About the Author

Rey Anthony Chiu

Regional Editor

Region 7

Feedback / Comment

Get in touch