A TOTAL of 220 children and senior citizens of three poblacion barangays of E. B. Magalona have availed of free medical services and free medicines at the Asenso Tumandok Medical Mission held in Barangay 1 covered court today last March 29.

This was the first of a series of medical mission sponsored by the Office of Mayor Marvin Malacon, in collaboration with the Office of 3rd District Rep. Jose Francisco “Kiko” Benitez.

The beneficiaries were 112 children and 108 senior citizens from Barangays 1, 2, and 3—all situated in the poblacion. Barangay 1 had 42 children and 48 senior citizens; Barangay 2 had 20 children and 35 senior citizens, and Barangay 3 had 50 children and 25 senior citizens.

Of the 108 senior citizens, 16 availed of screenings for RBS, 13 for uric acid, and eight for cholesterol. The rest availed of free medical consultation and free medicines.

Gracing the activity were Vice Mayor Eric Matulac, who represented Mayor Malacon, and Sangguniang Bayan Members Gilda Parcon, Edgardo Agravante Jr., and Isidro Gomed Jr.

Leading the medical consultation were Dr. Marnie Grace Chu-Gajo and Dr. Larae Anne Troncillo, both of Cadiz City Health Office, Dr. Ma Cornelia Zarceno, a private practitioner, Municipal Health Officer Dr. Edmundo Janeo Jr., and LGU consultant physician Dr. Frayne Marie Tampus.

They were assisted by MHO nurses, midwives, and personnel, barangay officials, barangay tanods, and barangay health workers.

The MHO staff made sure the participants and the beneficiaries observed physical distancing and wearing of face masks.

Meanwhile, Matulac, Agravante, and Gomed turned over medical apparatus to Barangay 1 Council.* (PR)