Alona Medical Mission (AMM), a Honolulu, Hawaii

The Alona Medical Mission (AMM), a Honolulu, Hawaii and Australia-based volunteer organization that provides free health care to underserved people overseas is scheduled to conduct its first surgical and medical mission in Bohol, Nov. 17 to 21, this year at the Garcia Memorial Provincial Hospital (GMPH) in Talibon, Bohol.

This was announced through the office of Bohol Gov. Erico Aumentado. The provincial government sponsors the humanitarian undertaking.

Also supporting the event are GMPH chief, Dr. Harold B. Gallego Vice Gov. Julius Caesar F. Herrera and provincial administrator Atty. Tomas Abapo Jr. assisted by the Philippine Gift of Life, Department of Health, Philippine Army group, LGU Talibon through Mayor Juanario Item.

Fancy S. Baluyot, consultant on health and social services advised that the team composed of licensed surgeons, physicians, medical nurses and allied professional volunteers headed by Dr. Alice Dumlao (Australia), Rev. Alex Vergara (Hawaii) and Gen. Charlie Holganza (Philippines) aims to provide and devote their time and skills to perform free surgical services to underprivileged Boholanos.

Provincial Board Member Cesar Tomas Lopez, M.D., chairman of the SP committee on health likewise informs that the different cases to be attended are goiter, gall bladder, myoma, facial deformities as cleft lip-palate, hernia, clubfoot, and ovarian cyst among others.

Provincial health officer, Dr. Reymoses Cabagnot added that aside from the surgical operation, free medicines and health consultations will also be done at the Talibon gymnasium.

Registration and listing of patients are ongoing at the Office of the Consultant on Health and Social Services, Capitol Building, Marapao Street, this city and at the Municipal Health Office in Talibon. Listing will end first week of November.  – Bohol Chronicle

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