Nearly 900 Residents of San Mateo Rizal Benefit from UNTV’s Medical Outreach
SAN MATEO, RIZAL – More than 800 residents of Barangay Guitnang Bayan 1 were the beneficiaries of UNTV News and Rescue’s medical outreach and legal assistance program held on June 13 this year.
Brgy. Chairwoman Delia Bautista said that a lot of her constituents received assistance from the event, which was conducted in cooperation with the Members Church of God International (MCGI) and volunteer groups and partners.
“A lot of people benefitted from this medical mission. It is so easy to request events like this and I wasn’t disappointed because my request was granted immediately in less than two months,” Ms. Bautista added.
The primary source of living of the residents from the San Mateo, Rizal — where the housing units of the national government are also located — are household keeping, carpentry, and shoemaking.
“I went with my family here early morning. I had contracted a large painful swelling so I need to have it checked by the doctors and they provided me free medicines for it,” said Teodoro Slin, one of the beneficiaries.
Residents from other barangays also went to the medical mission to get free medicines and check-up.
In summary, 566 residents received general medicines, 74 sought pedia consultations, 114 for optical check-ups, and 68 residents received dental assistance.
Electrocardiogram (ECG) had 10 clients, 37 in cannabigerol or CBG, 18 residents received physical therapy and massage sessions while eight were able to get legal assistance.
Non-stop Public Service
Aside from the daily medical missions popularly known as Clinic ni Kuya, UNTV News and Rescue also provides free ride or “libreng sakay”, free education program through La Verdad Christian College, providing assistance to different charities in the country through the first charity-basketball league UNTV Cup, and Wish 1075.
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Written by: John Kenneth Jaramilla