PLGU-CamSur partners with Phil. Band of Mercy for free cleft palate surgery
It’s all systems go for Libmanan District Hospital in Libmanan, Camarines Sur as they will be the host venue for the conduct of the free cleft palate and cleft lip operations for underprivileged children scheduled on April 26 and 27, 2013.
A one day screening of possible candidates for operation is set on Monday, April 15, 2013 at the same hospital with possible juvenile patients to come from the different towns in the province.
This health activity is an on-going program of the provincial government under Gov. Lray Villafuerte’s administration with due assistance from his son, Migz Villafuerte, in partnership with the Philippine Band of Mercy, a private, non-stock, non-profit foundation that provides free medical and surgical services to underprivileged children born with cleft lip/palate deformities. This foundation was established in 1937.
The free surgical procedures costing thousands of pesos per patient shall be fully shouldered and subsidized by the provincial government of Camarines Sur and the foundation.
Public health has always been a key concern under a multi-point development agenda of the province, including, among others, the administration of 12 district hospitals, PhilHealth and community hospitals in strategic locations around the province, massive nutrition programs, free PhilHealth enrolment, and maternity and post-natal care assistance. jmtsmmec