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Medical, dental mission at SM Olongapo Central

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Doctors of James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital and City Health Office volunteer provide consultations to Olongapo residents. Contributed Photo

SM FOUNDATION, Inc. has conducted the first Medical, Dental and Diagnostics Mission at SM City Olongapo Central last October 16, 2019, the second medical mission this year for Olongapo City, the first one was held in SM City Olongapo Downtown last July 24, 2019. One Thousand Four Hundred Three(1,403) patients were given medical attention through the assistance of Its partner government agencies and private organizations, such as the City Health Office, Olongapo City Medical Society, James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital and Olongapo City Dental Chapter.

Caring for indigent families through Medical and Dental Missions are always part of SM Foundations Health program. Dubbed as “Gamot Para sa Kapwa”, SM Foundation provided services such as medical checkup , dental check up, blood test, ECG, X-ray, eye check-up with free reading glasses and laboratory tests. Aside from the medical services, free medicines for common illnesses and vitamins were also distributed to patients.

Through the generous support of its partners- the Local Government of Olongapo, City Health Offi ce, City Social Welfare and Development Office, Barangay Pagasa, Brgy. East Tapinac, Olongapo City Medical Society, Dental Society Olongapo Chapter, James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital, Ideal Vision and Metro Subic College the Free Medical and dental Mission was a big success.

With the presence of new SM Mall in Olongapo-the SM Olongapo Central, more and more patients will benefit in the coming Medical Missions. “Gamot Para sa Kapwa” is a yearly activity in all provincial malls and its barangay health center counterpart, the Felicidad T. Sy Wellness Center.

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