A total of 266 Sagaynon women benefitted from the recently concluded Surgical-Medical Mission conducted at the Alfredo E. Maranon Sr. Memorial District Hospital (AEMSMDH).
About 66 doctors, from the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society – Negros Occidental chapter (POGSNOC) , Riverside Medical Center, CLMMRH, TDH and BAMC led the mission in partnership with the Philippine Society of Anesthesiologists(PSA) - Negros Occidental Chapter and Philippine Society of Ultrasound in OB-GYN (PSUOG) while around 60 technicians, nurses and hospital staff from Riverside Medical
Center, TLJPH, The Doctor’s Hospital and AEMSMDH served during the outreach event.
Eight major operations including hysterectomy and pelvic lap and six (6) minor operations including D & C, evacuation curettage and completion curettage were performed during the surgical mission.
118 pregnant women availed of the pre-natal services, 37 gynecologic consultations, 20 Pap Smear , 62 free ultrasound and 18 Visual Inspection of Acetic Acid (VIA).
Apart from surgeries and medical services, the team also gave immunization for pregnant women from PIDSOG, lectures on breastfeeding, family planning, pre-natal care and nutrition.
POGS Negros Occidental President Dr. Wendy Onasa-Evidente thanked the passionate and committed members of the surgical-medical mission as POGS continue to achieve its core advocacy toward women’s reproductive health and as we bridge the gap especially to those who can’t afford critical medical interventions. POGS and our partners are truly grateful for this opportunity to serve our Negrense women here in Sagay City.
Congressman Thirdy Maranon extends his sincere appreciation to the team behind the success of this year's OBGYNE medical and surgical mission as giving importance to women's health is one of our priorities in Sagay CIty and the Second Congressional District.
Sagay City Mayor Narciso Javelosa Jr. profusely thanked the doctors and organization for their generous help to Sagaynon women for the free OBGyne surgical and medical services.
Vice Mayor Leo Rafael M. Cueva welcomed the doctors and expressed his thanks to the team as well.
"Women's reproductive health is very important and so the mission is an immense blessings to our constituents," he said. (PR)