MORE than 2,000 patients received free medical check-up and surgery during a four-day medical and surgical mission at the West Central Elementary School on May 3 to 7 conducted by doctors of the University of Santo Tomas Hospital and the city government through the initiative of Mayor Belen T. Fernandez.
Records show that of the total number of beneficiaries, 1,064 were children who availed of the free circumcision while 955 adults and kids were given free medical check-up.
The rest went through minor and major surgical operations on mass excision or removal of cyst, mumps, and goiter.
The project was part of the city’s ‘Alaga Ka’ program of Fernandez. (CIO)