A total of 1,360 San Joseños and residents of nearby cities and municipalities were treated to a free medical and dental mission conducted by SM Foundation Inc. at SM City San Jose del Monte, Thursday, August 01.
Dubbed as “Gamot Para Sa Kapwa” SM Foundation partnered with the City Social Welfare and Development Office, Philippine National Red Cross, and the City Health Office of San Jose del Monte to provide comprehensive and accessible health care to target beneficiaries including SM employees and their relatives, as well as indigent families living within the vicinity of SM.
There are at least 25 volunteers including medical doctors and dentists from the City Health Office and SM Foundation. Other volunteers are employees of SM City San Jose del Monte and its partner agencies.
The supposed to be half-day long medical and dental mission was extended until 2pm and accomplished 1,031 medical checkups for various ailments, 67 dental checkup and tooth extractions, 43 X-rays, 52 electrocardiograph or ECG, 43 random blood sugar tests, 45 cholesterol tests, 43 uric acid tests, and 36 hemoglobin tests.
Thousands of free medicines, doctor recommended vitamins, and health ointments were given to all patients.
SM Foundation’s Gamot Para Sa Kapwa Medical and Dental Mission will also be slated at SM City Marilao on September 11.