Esperanza, Bacolod, LDN.-The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte together with the Barangay Council of Esperanza organized a medical mission for the residents of the barangay and nearby areas last April 19, 2017. Children and the elderly were given priority for the medical check-up. Dental check-up was also provided to all residents and as the school year just ended students from nearby elementary schools lined-up to avail for the operation tuli (circumcision) with their parents accompanying them. Some looks scared, others were anxious and most of them were excited for the operation.
The activity was made in connection with the celebration of the “10th Araw ng Barangay Esperanza” on April 21. Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo’s program – The Alagang IQD themed “Bringing the Government Closer to the People” was brought to Esperanza to let the people feel that the Provincial Government is always looking after them by bringing the government services in their locality. Barangay Captain of Esperanza and ABC President of Bacolod, Captain Valeriano Clapano were present during the medical mission and expressed his gratitude to the Governor for such medical services are indeed beneficial to the people of Esperanza.
The event was held within the vicinity of the Barangay Hall of Esperanza. The Provincial Health Office (PHO) treated 355 patients who received free medicines after consultations, 67 individuals got their tooth extracted, and 77 young boys have been circumcised.
This activity conforms to the Quibranza-Dimaporo Initiative in its health advocacy which highlights the immediate response of healthcare to the underprivileged of Lanao del Norte.
The PHO handed out to patients Multivitamins, Paracetamol, Ambroxol (for cough), Anti-biotic (for those who have undergone circumcision), and Antihypertensive Meds (to treat hypertension). The medical mission was a success due to the concerted efforts of the Barangay Officials of Esperanza, the officers and staff of the Provincial Health Office and the Office of Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo. PIO-LDN