LA TRINIDAD, Benguet - Doctors from California filled the Benguet General Hospital offering services ranging from thyroid surgeries to distribution of prescription eye ware.

The Philippine Medical Society of Northern California (PMSNC) sent over 100 doctors, who started to give free services to indigent sick here.

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Freddie Alquiros, of the Camp John Hay Development Corporation (CJHDevCo) said: "The outcome is tremendous, the people should come and have their medical needs attended."

PMSNC member Doctor Maggie Gulen, also the president of the San Fransico Lions Club, is overseeing the optometry leg of the five-day medical mission, which will end on Friday.

"We are giving away 4,000 prescription eye wares to those in need of them," she said.

Gulen said eye checkups are also available using state of the art equipment.

Gulen is being assisted by the local Lions Club, headed by former Baguio councilor Elmer Datuin, chapter president of the local Lions Club.

The PMSNC's mission is to encourage qualified Filipino and Filipino-American students to pursue the medical profession through scholarships and other forms of support as well as provide assistance to the elderly and indigent Filipino-American and other minority groups in the US and support medical mission.

The balikbayan group is also giving talks to the local medical community on various topics in a bid to share their knowledge.

Doctor Tali Bashour will talk on Medical Tourism and The Broken Heart Syndrome.

Bashour is set to have an audience of the members of the Baguio Benguet Medical Society in various venues hosted by both the local government of Baguio and Benguet.