A total of 1,102 patients underwent a free cervical cancer screening with breast examination and risk assessment during the simultaneous medical activity conducted by the 44 health centers in the City of Caloocan.
According to Caloocan City Mayor Dale Gonzalo “Along” Malapitan, the said activity was held as a part of the city’s celebration of Women’s Month.
“This program intends to ensure women’s health and shield them against illnesses and complications such as cervical and breast cancer which is very common among women,” said Mayor Malapitan.
Caloocan’s local chief executive also enumerated the different medical services offered by the city government in celebration of Women’s Month.
“Bukod po sa cervical screening ng City Health Department, mayroon po tayong libreng mammogram sa CCNMC tuwing Biyernes, libreng breast ultrasound sa CCMC tuwing Lunes, pati na rin po libreng pelvic ultrasound at pap smear tuwing Martes,” the Mayor said.
Additionally, City Health Department Officer-in-Charge Dr. Evelyn Cuevas emphasized that the city provides free medical services for women not only during women’s month but also on regular days and months.
“Ginagawa po natin ang mga libreng serbisyong ito para sa ating mga kababaihan, hindi lamang tuwing Women’s Month, kundi kahit sa mga ordinaryong araw, mas espesyal lang po ngayong Buwan ng Kababaihan dahil sabayan natin itong isinagawa.” Dr. Cuevas said.
Mayor Along Malapitan expressed his gratitude to CHD for their untiring and selfless service to the community and to women. He also announced that the different health centers in Caloocan city will continue to provide free cervical screening in the coming days.
“Maraming salamat po sa ating CHD sa inyong walang sawang pagbibigay ng mapagmalasakit na serbisyo sa ating mga kababayan at sa mga kababaihan. Patuloy pa rin pong maghahatid ng libreng cervical screening ang Iba’t-ibang health centers sa mga susunod na araw.” Mayor Along said.