ANGELES CITY -- “We must provide quality health care service to Angelenos in every barangay.”

This was the statement given by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan during the first medical and dental mission held in Purok 7, Sitio Ipil-Ipil, in Barangay Pulung Maragul last Thursday.

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The Ayala Land Inc. together with barangay chairman Jojo Dimapilis and barangay council of Pulong Maragul sponsored the public health service activity where more than two hundred residents benefited from the free medical and dental services rendered by three manila doctors and five dentists.

Part of the health care program of the new administration is the conduct of medical and dental mission twice a month that will be scheduled on the city's 33 barangays.

“It’s very unfortunate but it’s a fact that many of our people rely on free medical services because they could not afford to see a private doctor,” Pamintuan said.

In September, Pamintuan will leave for the United States to receive dialysis machines and other hospital and medical equipment as donation to the Angeles City government by the World Medical Relief based in Detroit, Michigan.

“I have touched base with Filipino-American groups and personalities who are just too willing to help with regards to health services and provision of medical and hospital facilities, at no cost to the city government,” Pamintuan said.

Upon his assumption to office, Pamintuan has started the reorganization of the Ospital Ning Angeles (ONA) and soon its facilities and capabilities will be upgraded and expanded with the donations that would come from the United States.

“We need to have sufficient medical equipments for ONA. I also received reports that some patients from neighboring towns like Mabalacat and Porac are also trying to avail of medical services from our city,” Pamintuan added. (Rey Navales)