US-based Filipino doctors to treat Nueva Vizcaya villagers

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya—At least 30 United States-based doctors are expected to arrive this week to conduct a three-day medical and surgical services for poor villagers in the province.

Dr. Edwin Galapon, provincial health officer, said the doctors are members of the Nueva Vizcaya-San Francisco, California Lions Club International, where most of its members are natives of the province.

The outreach, which is organized by Dr. Augusto Valera, engineer Rufo Macaraeg and Governor Carlos Padilla, will be funded by the provincial government.

“This is now the second time that our fellow Novo Vizcayanos abroad give back to their fellow poor provincemates the medical treatment and services they truly deserve,” he said.

Galapon said the free medical and surgical services will start Jan. 15 to 17 at the Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital in Bambang town.

The services offered will be major and minor surgical operations on hernias, thyroidectomy, hemorrhage, cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal), breast mass, nose diseases, cleft and lip palate, ear, eyes, nose and throat diseases, among others.

Galapon said the screening for patients is now going on at the NVPH for reservations, while minor patients will be accommodated first come, first serve.

Topics: Nueva Vizcaya villagers
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