Mayor gives medicines, cash aid to bedridden seniors

PAMPANGA. Angeles City Mayor Carmelo 'Pogi' Lazatin, Jr. visited Eladio Mallari, a senior citizen in Barangay Salapungan, Sunday, October 20. Mallari was also celebrating his 74th birthday that day and got a birthday cake from the local chief executive. (Photo courtesy of Marlon Zarate)

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. recently gave medicines and financial assistance to 46 sickly and bedridden senior citizens from 11 barangays.

Lazatin distributed P2,000 monetary gifts to the beneficiaries and reminded the families to allot the money for the basic necessities of the elderly, such as medicines and groceries.

The mayor was accompanied by two doctors to check the condition of the qualified recipients and to deliver free medicines.

Eleven senior citizens were from Barangay Ninoy Aquino; eight from Barangay Margot; seven from Barangay Salapungan; four from Barangay Balibago; three each from Barangays Cutcut, Pampang, Sto. Cristo, and Cuayan; two from Barangay Sapangbato; and one each from Barangays Anunas and Amsic received the assistance.

The Angeles City Government had also delivered medicines to senior citizens via door-to-door as Lazatin vowed to bring health services at their doorsteps.

Some 7,811 senior citizens have also availed themselves of the recent Anti-Flu Vaccination conducted by the Office of Senior Citizen Affairs, City Health Office, Barangay Affairs, Gender and Development Office, Philippine Foundation for Vaccination and the Philippine College of Geriatric Medicine. (PR)


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