About 700 people became the beneficiaries of three separate medical-dental missions staged jointly by Hedcor and Luzon Hydro in barangays Ampusongan and Kayapa in Bakun (Benguet) and in Poblacion in Sabangan, Mt. Province.
“We are really grateful for this medical and dental mission. People here in Kayapa have greatly benefited from it,” Kayapa’s Punong Barangay Samuel Taligan said. He said Kayapa residents need about PhP2,000 to PhP4, 000 just to get to the nearest hospital, excluding cost of medicines. But with these medical and dental missions, medical services are brought to the grassroots level. Services rendered include pediatric and medical consultation, tooth extraction and simple surgeries.
The medical missions, held last December 5, 6 and 7, were worth PhP490,000 to accomplish in partnership with several civic organizations such as Rotary Club and the Philippine Dental Association. The remaining medicines were donated to the Rural Health Offices of Bakun and Sabangan.