CAMP PERALTA, Jamindan, Capiz – Over 3,600 patients availed of the free medical and dental assistance provided for by the Pacific Partnership 2015 humanitarian and civic assistance mission that was conducted in Brgys Culasi and Loctugan all of Roxas City from July 21 to 25 and in Cuartero, Capiz from July 27 to 28, 2015.
Medical personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the U.S. Navy and partner nations of the Pacific Partnership, together with the local community health workers, worked side by side in order to provide services such as medical consultations, pediatrics, dental, ophthalmology, dermatology, orthopaedics and audiology.
Maj. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, Commander of the 3rd Infantry Division, Philippine Army said that “the activity showcased the convergence of effort of various stakeholders in Capiz.”
For his part, Hon. Tito Mayo, Mayor of the Municipality of Cuartero, Capiz said “The people of Cuartero are so grateful of the efforts of the Pacific Partnership especially of the Philippine and the U.S. Armed Forces. The mission has brought significant help to our people who have been affected by Super Typhoo Yolanda.”
Meanwhile, the medical and dental missions will continue in Sigma, Capiz on July 30 to 31, 2015, while the cooperative surgical engagement on board USNS Mercy still continues to cater to various patients for surgeries since Day 1 of the Pacific Partnership 2015 in Capiz.
Additionally, the mission continue to provide infrastructure developments through engineering civic action program (ENCAP) that include the repair of Basiao Elementary School in Roxas City, construction of a new school building at Roxas City School for Philippine Craftsman and construction of a new health care center in Brgy Talon, Roxas City.The ceremonial turn-over and ribbon cutting of said ENCAP sites are scheduled before the mission formally closes on August 1, 2015.