Gov. Bichara’s medical mission reaches Polangui
Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara’s medical mission initiative has reached the upland area of Polangui.
The Capitol’s Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) in partnership with the Provincial Health Office (PHO) spearheaded free medical, dental and optical mission last March 19 held at Ponso Elementary School in Polangui.
The mission rendered medical, dental and optical services to patients from 11 upland barangays of Polangui, namely: Barangays Balinad; Napo; Ponso; Mendez; Alnay; Magurang; Basud; Centro Oriental; Centro Occidental; Gabon and Ubaliw.
Representatives from the Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) distributed 30 wheelchairs were distributed.
“Free medicine and eyeglasses were also distributed upon examination. The optical mission catered to lots of patients utilizing high-end laboratory equipment. Free eyeglasses were distributed thereupon,” the province said.
Bichara, meanwhile, expressed gratitude to doctors who rendered their services just to make the event possible.
The governor also mentioned the plan to have a hospital expansion in Polangui due to the congested area in Ligao City Emergency hospital.
“This is to primarily cater the patients from Polangui area having complete amenities and facilities,” said the province.