ANGELES City, Pampanga's Puso Center has completed 32 minors surgeries on some indigent locals.
According to Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel, some of the minor surgeries performed by Puso Center’s resident doctor, Dr. Rey Hipolito, include the removal of lipoma, abdominal mass, ear and skin tag, foot warts and the excision of cysts on the back, tendon, index and ring finger.
Hipolito said the clinic’s newly installed skin cauterizing machine, the Neo-Frecator, was also used on one patient to minimize tissue damage and further infection.
To ensure the machine will work properly, an initial inspection was also done by Manuel and Hipolito. Manuel also inspected the renovation and repair of the Puso Center before its launching last February 2020.
Meanwhile, according to Mayor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin, Jr.'s Chief Adviser and Tactician Director IC Calaguas, aside from the free medical procedure, patients of the Puso Center will also receive free medicines and a follow-up check-up to ensure their wounds will heal safely and properly.
To ensure the safety of Angeleños being treated at the Puso Center, its medical staff makes it a point to implement the necessary Covid-19 protocols, Calaguas added.
Established on February 27, 2020, the three-in-one clinic, composed of a minor surgery clinic, animal bite treatment center, and dental clinic aims to provide Angeleños with easy access to quality and free healthcare.
The center was established as part of Lazatin's promise of prioritizing health care programs.
Providing readily available medicine and quality medical services is also Lazatin’s way of carrying out his father’s legacy, former Angeles City mayor and Pampanga First District representative Carmelo “Tarzan” Lazatin.