DAGUPAN CITY, Sept. 10 (PIA) - Over 2,200 indigent residents of Rosales and Urdaneta City in Pangasinan were provided with free medical and dental services by the SM Foundation in a mission held at the SM City Rosales and at Cabuloan Elementary School in Urdaneta City, recently.
Kristine Joy Santiago, public relations officer of SM City Rosales, said patients were given free services such as medical consultation, random blood sugar test, uric acid test, cholesterol check, bone density scanning, dental consultation and tooth extraction.
SM's MEDICAL AND DENTAL MISSION. A patient undergoes free bone screening during the medical and dental mission conducted recently by the SM Foundation at the Cabuloan Elementary School in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan. (photo from Kristine Joy Santiago of SM City Rosales)
"X-ray test and electrocardiograph (ECG) were likewise availed by the patients through the SM Foundation Mobile Clinic," she told the Philippine Information Agency.
She added that through the "Gamot Para sa Kapwa" medicine campaign, patients also received prescription medicines and vitamins.
The medical and dental mission was made possible through the partnership of volunteer doctors, dentists, nurses and marshals from the Municipal Health Office of Rosales, Pangasinan Medical Society, Philippine Academy of Family Physician - Pangasinan Chapter, Region 1 Medical Center, Philippine Red Cross - Pangasinan Chapter, Urdaneta City Health Office, Multicare Pharmaceutical and SM employees.
Since 2001, SM Foundation has brought these services to marginalized communities through its medical missions and its Felicidad T. Sy Wellness Program.
As the heart of the SM group of companies, SM Foundation is focused on social development and helps the underprivileged in communities where SM is present. (JCR/AMB/PIA Pangasinan)