Reelectionist Senator Risa Hontiveros led last January 12, the Healthy Pinas Mobile Health Diagnostic Clinic Medical Mission to give free medical services to Tarlaqueños.
The state-of-the-art mobile clinic which can serve a maximum of 300 indigent patients a day was brought to the Luisita Covered Court and provided free consultation, free Electro Cardiograph [ECG], free blood and urinalysis test, free Doppler Ultrasound and free antigen test.
“Hindi lamang Covid-19 ang kalaban natin sa kalusugan. Nariyan ang cancer, heart disease, diabetis, hypertension, ang mga nagda-dialysis, at iba pa. Kailangan rin silang bigyan ng agarang pansin. Ang mga serbisyo sa Healthy Pinas van ay makakatulong sa pagmo-monitor ng mga common diseases. Ang check up na dati ay hirap silang makuha sa ospital, libre nilang makukuha dito,” Hontiveros said.
Hontiveros said the mobile clinic is able to provide high-quality diagnostic services.
The clinic will also offer diagnostic and medical consultation services to be conducted by doctors.
Hontiveros said the project hopes to exemplify “bayanihan on wheels.”
The medical mission was warmly welcomed and thanked by Governor Susan Yap, Tarlac City Mayor Cristy Angeles and the Sangguniang Panlunsod.
“Lubos po tayong nagpapasalamat kay Sen. Risa dahil sa muling pagkakataon ay napili ang ating siyudad sa kanyang medical missions sa siya ring adhikain natin na nais mapagaan ang pagtugon sa pangkalahatang kalusugan lalo na’t nasa ilalim tayo ng banta ng pandemya,” Angeles said.
For her part, Yap said that the medical mission of the senator is a boost to the wellbeing of those who benefitted.
“It is hard to battle Covid-19 and it would be doubly hard if our wellbeing is not given much attention,” Yap said.