ANGELES CITY – Thousands of Angeleños benefited from the free eye examination and cataract operation facilitated by the International Association of Lions Club at Barangay Balibago here.
This was during the 35th Republic of the Philippines-Japan Joint Medical Mission.
Cataract patients have been scheduled for free operation in the hospital.
Members and officers of the club also distributed free eyeglasses to beneficiaries.
Personnel from the 600th Air Base Wing of Philippine Air Force, Philippine Army Reserve Command, Bureau of Fire Protection and Angeles City Police Office assisted during the conduct of medical mission.
Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno thanked the Lions Club for implementing the program in the city.
“We are very grateful to the Lions Club for holding the medical mission in our city, This is a great help to our Kabalens especially those who are in need of medical assistance,” Nepomuceno said.
Assisting the medical team are midwives and barangay health workers headed by City Health Officer Dr. Cheryl Tuazon.
Nepomuceno said health is one the priority projects of his administration.
“We have appropriated a big amount of funds to help our constituents who need medical attention,” he said.