City Health conducts medical mission for senior citizens

City Health Office conducts Medical Mission in celebration of Elderly Filipino Week or Linggo ng Nakatatandang Filipino today, October 09, 2014 at Catbalogan City Plaza.

Nearly 350 senior citizens were catered during the one-day free medical consultation and free medicines as part of the commitment of the local government in an inclusive administration. Aside from the free check-up and medications, senior citizens also received free bp checking by the medical team as well as other standard services.

These initiative were all part of Mayor Step’s thrust of supporting all sectors of the the society, “Kan Mayor Step, Lolo’t Lola ay Number One!”.

Presidential Proclamation No. 470 mandates the annual celebration of Elderly Filipino Week or Linggo ng Nakatatandang Filipino every first week of October to emphasize the important role that older persons play in nation building, as well as raise and address issues concerning the older persons’ sector.

(Article by Ador L. Hurtado; Photos by Paulus Aragon)

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