MAOAY, BANGUED, ABRA — At least 250 barangay folks are recipients of the medical mission dubbed “Operation We Care” sponsored by the Abra Medical Society (AMS) and Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Parish in Penarrubia, Abra.
The medical mission provided free medical and dental services to the people including consultations, and free medicines. Said medical mission that ran for half day was held at the Barangay Plaza of Maoay, Bangued.
Fr. Tony Ruyan thanked the medical volunteers for their free service to his parishioners especially to the people of Sappaac, Maoay and Calot and said that the mission was a tremendous success in terms of its health impact to the 3 barangays.
“I thanked the AMS and their auxiliaries for their noble deeds and I hope that this medical mission is just the start of a long partnership with the AMS,” Ruyan said.
Doctors who gave free medical services were Dr. Denise Florence Bragas, Dr. Joselito Bringas, Dr. Nestor Venus, Dr. Alex Bayubay, Dr. Crizelda Ciubal and Dr. Maria Luisa Taverner. They were assisted by the Alliance of Young Nurse Leaders and Advocates (AYNLA) headed by AYNLA Mayor Darren Cariño, the members of the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) headed by President Katherine Cabunoc and Divine Word College of Bangued (DWCB) Health Sciences Department and Mission Club headed by Dr. Joseph Manuel Radam. Dentists who extended free dental services included Dr. Meynarda Yamat, Dr. Cindy Rose Stimson, Dr. Rhea Dale Bayugo and Dr. Bethany Bernardez.
“It’s really good to see the people in this parish receiving the help and assistance that they need from our medical and dental volunteers and paramedical group, said Dr. Denise Florence Bernos-Bragas, President of AMS. “As health worker I find humanitarian mission to be fulfilling. It made a difference,” she added.