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SM Foundation’s medical, dental mission serves thousands of Tarlaqueños

Aug 10, 2017

SM FOUNDATION, Inc. has conducted a medical and dental mission, “Gamot para sa kapwa”, which has served closely 1,000 beneficiaries from underprivileged families from the 18 target barangays in Tarlac City.

The said community-oriented healthcare event was held on August 3, Thursday at the 3rd level Carpark of SM City Tarlac, which started accommodating patients from 8am until 12noon.

There were 43 volunteers which consisted of 10 doctors, 8 nurses, 5 dentists, 1 dental aide and 3 barangay health workers from Tarlac City Health Office; 2 doctors from Tarlac Provincial Health Office; 2 doctors and 3 nurses from Tarlac Provincial Hospital ; 1 doctor, 1 dentist, 1 nurse, 2 dental aides, 2 medical assistants from Camp Aquino Station Hospital; and 2 doctors from Central Luzon Doctor’s Hospital who gladly did free medical consultations and tooth extractions to the patients.

In partnership with The Philippine Red Cross, Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Foundation and Watsons, SMFI had given free medicines that were prescribed by the doctors to the patients after their medical check-ups as part of its “Gamot para sa kapwa” initiative.

Also for the total healthcare of the benefi ciaries, diff erent medical examinations such as fasting blood sugar (FBS), cholesterol, uric acid and Xray were offered and conducted.

This was the second time for SMFI, the social development arm of the SM Group to conduct a medical mission at SM City Tarlac. And as part its commitment to serve by supporting and empowering the host communities, SMFI is looking forward to spearhead more activities that will be beneficial to the people in the society.

–Press release

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