Posted on: Wednesday October 09, 2019

CamSur PHO brings free health services to Bato
“We came here for the dental mission, where my son (Wilhelm, 8 years old) availed of the free tooth extraction and was given free medicines,” shared Loreta Cacatian, resident of barangay Caricot and one of the beneficiaries of the free medical and dental mission.

Loreta is just one of the residents of Bato who availed of the program brought by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) of the Provincial Government of Camarines Sur to Cristo Rey, Bato, Camarines Sur on October 8, 2019.

Through the initiative of the Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) Bato Camsur Inc., an organized people organization that strengthens and institutionalizes national and local programs for women, residents in four barangays of Bato, namely, Lubigan, Del Rosario, Caricot, and Cristo Rey availed of the free health services, such as checkups and consultations, tooth extractions, and distribution of medicines and vitamins.


“Sobrang importante an arog kaining programa lalo na ta dipisil asin hababa an income kan mga residentes igdi na naka-depende sana sa pag-ooma, pagko-copra, pagtrabaho sa construction asin sa riprap. Sa paagi kan programa, dai mi na kaipuhan magpa-siring pa sa centro para magpa-checkup asin sa iba mi pang pangangaipo. Salamat na maray!” said Gemma Yorobe, barangay captain of Cristo Rey.

She also shared how helpful the program is to the residents since they don’t need to spend money for their travel of approximately 26 kilometers going to the town of Bato, where they have to ride motorcycle (habal-habal) and jeepney for an hour.

A total of 173 patients availed of the free medical services while 78 availed of the free dental services. Other barangays in the said municipality will be able to avail of the same services in the days to come.


Sonia Bernaldez, the federation president of KALIPI in Bato, also expressed her gratitude to the provincial government. She said, “Gabos po kami nagpapasalamat ki Gov. Migz na tinawan kami nin dakulang tabang sa paagi kan programang ini ta an gabos na residentes sa lakeside, mountain asin coastal digdi sa Bato, makakakua nin tabang sa salud. Dakulang kapasalamatan ta an hinagad kong asistensya saiya gabos na-aprobahan.”

Written By: Annalyn Gallego

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