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Phil Red Cross La Union continues health caravan

SAN FERNANDO CITY (PIA) – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) La Union Chapter, in partnership with the Provincial Government of La Union continued its health caravan in celebration of the organization's 75th anniversary.

The PRC’s caravan aims to ensure the residents’ access to essential health services in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic when many families are experiencing financial constraints.

The Philippine Red Cross- La Union offers medical services particularly: medical check-ups and consultations, dental check-ups and tooth extraction, circumcision, blood typing, random blood sugar testing, and COVID-19 vaccination during the health Caravan in the province. (KCR)

“Ang PRC ay may layong maging auxiliary tayo ng ating government sa pagbibigay ng humanitarian services sa ating mga kababayan, mapa-panahon man ng giyera ,kalamidad, o bagyo.  Of course, we also engage in programs to repair and develop communities para  maging resilent sila,” said Almira Abrazado, chapter administrator of PRC La Union, in an interview with Philippine Information Agency  on September 16.

As per its mandate, the PRC alleviates human suffering and saves lives through its different programs.

“Itong health caravan ay nilaunch namin noong April 30. Ito ay isa sa mga programa natin na dalhin ang mga serbisyong ito sa lahat ng munisipyo sa buong La Union, and this will run until April next year,” said Abrazado.

Among the medical services that were extended included the following: medical check-up and consultation, dental check-up and tooth extraction, circumcision, blood typing, random blood sugar testing, and COVID-19 vaccination.

“So far, naka-anim na tayong municipality including the recent one, in San Juan, at may mga naka-schedule pa tayo na two municipalities every two months,”Abrazado informed. 

The caravan is also in coordination with various rotary clubs within Region 1, La Union Medical Center, and La Union Medical Center, among others. (JCR/JPD/KCR, PIA La Union)

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