Palawan communities served in SMFI’s medical missions
Palawan resident Delia Pagadora receives free medicines at the medical mission of SMFI in Brgy. Irawan
SM group, through its social good arm SM Foundation, recently organized four medical missions, providing more medical care to key areas in Palawan.
Three missions were conducted in Puerto Princesa: Naval Station Apolinario Jalandoon (NSAJ), Brgy. Irawan, and Brgy Sta Cruz. The fourth was in Brooke’s Point, with the collaboration of BDO Network in the latter. The initiative offered a range of medical services, including consultations, dental care, blood tests for sugar, cholesterol and uric, and some minor surgeries. SMFI’s Mobile Clinic was also stationed in the said areas to provide free X-Rays and ECGs.
Delia Pagadora, one of the beneficiaries in Brgy. Irawan, shared that the medical missions of the SM Foundation enabled her community to take care of their health without the financial burden.
“Malaking kaginhawaan po sa amin na bukod sa pagsasaayos ng aming Brgy. Irawan Birthing Facility ay nagsagawa din po ang SM City Palawan and SM Foundation ng medical mission. Bukod po sa mahal ang magkasakit, malayo rin po sa amin ang mga ospital,” Daycare worker and solo parent, Delia, said.
“Napaka halaga po sa akin ng kalusugan kaya’t gina-grab ko po talaga ang oportunidad na maka-avail ng libreng pagpapagamot. Kailangan pong maging malakas ako dahil bilang daycare worker, kailangan alerto ako dahil three to five years old ang inaalagaan ko sa trabaho. Solo parent din ako at ang anak ko. Dahil nawalan siya ng trabaho noong pandemic, kailangan magsumikap para sa pamilya, lalo na para sa aking apo,” she added.
The medical mission was also done in collaboration with DMIRIE Foundation–the charity organization of DMI, Medical Supply Company, Inc., 2GO, Negrense Marine Integrated Services Inc., Philippine Navy, and local government units in Palawan.
SMFI Senior Project Manager, Dr. Bless Bertos at the medical mission at the Naval Station Apolinario Jalandoon, Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
A Philippine Navy personnel from the Naval Station Apolinario Jalandoon Medical Dispensary explains the prescription to the patient to ensure the medicines are taken properly.
Brgy. Irawan resident get free X-Ray and ECG inside the SM Foundation Mobile Clinic.