MANILA, April 24, 2015 –- Good news!
Two groups in the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) community will be organizing a pro-health program called “Bantay Kalusugan 2015”, inclusive of medical freebies and affordable services, to be held at UST Santisimo Rosario Parish on May 23, 2015 from 6:30 to 10:00 a.m.
The 27th year of the Asociacion De Santo Entierro in coordination with the service ministry of Santisimo Rosario Parish Pastoral Council of the parish will be offering laboratory tests and X-rays at cheaper cost, and free consultations, generic medicine eye check-ups, as well as reading eyeglasses for the first one hundred fifty registrants
Beneficiaries may avail of the pro-health package of laboratory tests at Php 220 instead of Php 2,000. Cheaper laboratory tests are also available for those who need testing for triglycerides, thyroid function and others.
According to Elvee Mandap, president of Asociacion De Santo Entierro and health project chairperson of the said pro-health program, the event is made possible because of the compassion of several UST Hospital Family Medicine doctors, headed by Dr. Alejandro Pineda, some medical technologists and an ophthalmologist.
The said association which cares for the sick, and the dying also expressed gratitude for the support of the UST parish priest, Fr. Franklin Beltran, OP; parish pastoral council president Dra. Belen Tangco, OP; and service chaiperson Tammy Magtuloy in making the parish health service a reality.
A “free clinic” is also being offered on Wednesdays and Fridays at the parish’s mezzanine. (Vanessa M. Puno/ CBCP News)