Caring for indigent families through Medical and Dental Missions are always a part of SM Foundations Health program. Through Its partner government agencies and private organizations, such as the City Health Office, Olongapo City Medical Society, Olongapo City Dental Chapter, medical examination of beneficiaries/patients was conducted at the 6th floor carpark of SM Olongapo Downtown last July 24, 2019.
Dubbed as “Gamot Para sa Kapwa”, SM Foundation provided services such as medical checkup , dental check up, blood 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.
The beneficiaries of this Mission reached one thousand two hundred thirty three (1233). Those who benefited in the Dental service reached sixty (60) while those examined and given assistance for optical examinations reached one hundred eighty (180).
“Malaking tulong po ito sa amin na walang pampa check up sa doctor, Maraming salamat sa SM sa pagbibigay nila ng libreng gamot at check up”, remarked one of the patients.
Through the generous support of its partners- the Local Government of Olongapo, City Health Office, City Social Welfare and Development Office, Barangay Pagasa, Olongapo City Medical Society, Dental Society Olongapo Chapter, PNP, SM Supermarket, James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital, Ideal Vision and Metro Subic College the Free Medical and dental Mission was a big success.
“Gamot Para sa Kapwa” is a yearly activity in all provincial malls and its barangay health center counterpart, the Felicidad T. Sy Wellness Center.