A total of 160 Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) housed at the Bureau of Jail Management in Taguig City benefited from the medical mission recently conducted by St. Luke’s Medical Center Foundation Inc. (SLMCFI) in coordination with St. Luke Medical Center (SLMC).
The medical mission is part of 10th year anniversary of SLMCFI.
A team of doctors with various specialties, nurses, and staff, generously gave their time to render medical services to a total of 160 preselected patients.
Treated PDLs and guards headed by the Jail Superintendent Lloyd F. Gonzaga expressed their gratitude as SLMC is the first hospital to have held a medical mission at the BJMP in Taguig City since the imposition of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) last March 2020.
Since it was founded on August 28, 2012, SLMCFI has held annual medical missions to serve marginalized patients. These outreach programs play a vital role in the continuing mission of SLMC’s growing commitment to improve the quality of health-care services.
“The commitment to provide medical services for our patients does not limit itself to our admitted patients. We go beyond, and this kind of project is a testament to SLMC’s proactive and pragmatic approach to continue giving quality health care to everyone, especially to communities with limited access to it,” said Dr. Benjamin Campomanes, President of SLMCFI who spearheaded and attended the event.
The event was also attended by Dr. Bernice C. Navarro (Head of Outpatient Services), Isabelo Urmatam, Jr. (Associate Director for Medical Social Services and Outpatient Services), Leia Michelle Regala-Teodoro (SLMCFI’s Program Director), Nina Mirrela C. Bautista (SLMCFI’s Foundation Manager) and Lalyn Eso Vitalez (SLMCFI’s Resource Development Manager).
On top of medical consultations for illnesses such as hypertension, asthma and arthritis, the beneficiaries also received products and some necessities that they can use for their everyday personal hygiene donated by the SLMC Women’s Board and UNILAB.
SLMCFI is a non-stock, non-profit organization and serves as the corporate social responsibility arm of St. Luke’s Medical Center.
Established on August 28, 2012, SLMCFI is guided by its core programs: Medical Social Service, Medical outreach, Medical Scholarship and Medical Research.