By Edwin Iyo
MISAMIS Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano thanked the Department of Health for bringing health services directly to the constituents of the province.
In an interview, Emano said the health department has been conducting a free surgical operations in the two provincial hospitals in Balingasag and Gingoog City from Nov. 13 to 17.
“Maayo kaayo nga programa sa DOH nga nakahatag benepisyo ngadto sa mga pobre nga adunay mga balatian nga dili maka afford pagbayad panahon sa ilang pagpa opera,” Emano said.
According to Dr. Jerie Calingasan, officer-in-charge provincial health office, patients from the towns of Tagoloan, Villanueva, Jasaan, Balingasag, Lagolong, Salay Binuangan, and Sugbongcogon will be accomodated at the Balingasag Misamis Orienral Provincial Hospital.
Calingasan added the patients from the towns of Claveria, Magsaysay, Medina, Talisayan, Balingoan, Kinoguitan, and Gingoog City will be accomodated at the Gingoog Misamis Oriental Provincial Hospital.
Doctors and nurses from Tondo Medical Center handle the surgical operations at the Gingoog MOPH and the doctors from Northern Mindanao Medical Center have been assigned at Balingasag MOPH.
Emano also thanked the doctors and nurses from Nothern Mindanao Medical Center led by Dr. Harry Longno, NMMC surgical team leader and fromTondo Medical Center team for their time and efforts.
“Gihimo ang caravan arun mahatagan ug igong pagtagad kadtong mga dapit nga kulang sa mga kahimanan pang opera ug kulang sa mga surgeon doctor nga maoy moopera,” Dr Adriano Subaan, DOH-10 assistant regional director, said.