SM Foundation through SM City Olongapo recently conducted the 2-day medical and dental mission at the mall with a total of Three Thousand, One Hundred Seventy Five (3,175) patients. Dubbed as “Gamot Para sa Kapwa”, SM Foundation provided services such as medical checkup and treatment, dental check up, blood pressure checkup, urine test, ECG, X-ray, eye check-up with free reading glasses and laboratory tests. Aside from the medical services, free medicines for common illnesses and vitamins were also distributed to patients.(as prescribed by doctors).
The medical and dental mission was headed by SM Foundation Sr. Project Manager Dr. Blessie Bertos in partnership with the City Health Office, City Social Welfare and Development Office, Barangay Pagasa, Olongapo City Police Office, Philippine Red Cross Olongapo Chapter, James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital, Olongapo City Medical Society, Olongapo Dental Society Chapter, Parks and Plazas Management Office, Ideal Vision, SM Supermarket, John Graphic Image, Yamang Bukid, OPPO and People’s Champ-O-Rado aimed at helping less fortunate indigent families by providing basic health services and positive insights in coping with difficulties in life.
“Gamot Para sa Kapwa” is a yearly activity in all provincial malls and its barangay health center counterpart, the Felicidad T. Sy Wellness Center. Through the generous support of its donors and friends the Free Medical and Dental Mission this year was a resounding success.
In times of calamities, SM Foundation also conducts medical missions in partnership with SM’s immediate disaster response program, Operation Tulong Express (OPTE). (PR-SMOL)