Above photo shows the circumcision area for the surgical team. Doctors and a nurses performing circumcision to young boys.
In line with the Universal Health Care Agenda of the Aquino administration, the Doctors to the Barrio Foundation and the volunteer doctors and nurses from DRSTMH and Godofredo P. Ramos Hospital conducted medical-surgical mission held at the Julio Refol Sr. Memorial Sports Complex and Altavas Rural Health Unit last month.
With the support from individuals, the medical-surgical mission provided the indigents of Altavas with free medical check-up, circumcision, and minor surgery. The Offices of Sen. Sonny Trillanes and Sen. Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., Dr. Irene Farinas, Paulino Cruz, of the Department of Health; the Altavas SB and private citizens donated medicines and supplies in support to the medical-surgical mission.
The medical community and local government of Altavas, through the Office of Mayor Denny Refol were united in serving the Filipino people and the nation. They are now planning joint projects to provide medical assistance to the underserved Altavas communities as well as the whole province of Aklan.
According to Dr. Deusah Ezrah G. Dela Rosa, Altavas Municipal Health Officer, “every Filipino people deserves the right to equal and easy access to basic social services particularly in education and health. The medical mission in far-flung rural communities is a way for the doctors and medical students to show their gratitude and reach out to people who are in dire need of medical intervention and assistance”.
Circumcision and minor surgery were performed on 600 patients — all of whom are indigent residents from the 14 barangays of the Municipality of Altavas last month. /MP