EXAMINE. A Medical Technologist-volunteer examines the blood sample for cholesterol screening during the medical outreach activity while MCWD Division Manager Rebecca Husayan (right), also a medical technologist gets the laboratory results.

Some 168 participants availed of the free medical services conducted by the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) last June 16 in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish (OMHP) grounds, Babag, Lapu-Lapu City. It was the first medical outreach activity ever made by the water district since its creation.

The activity is in partnership with the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET)-Cebu Chapter, the Department of Health (DOH) and the Envirokonsult Services, Inc.

This is to promote proper hygiene and sanitation in relation with MCWD’s septage management program and the operation of the septage treatment plant in Cordova.

Three barangays of Lapu-Lapu City participated in the medical outreach like Babag 1 & 2, Calawisan, Canjulao and two from Cordova.

Pinky del Pedro , BEC President of OMHP and her husband who availed of the free medical services, said “salamat kaayo ninyo taga MCWD sa paghimo og medical mission dinhi kay libre ra. Daghan baya kaayo ang nanginahanglan og ingon niini. Maayo unta og naa sad sa uban nga barangay.”

Prior to the start of medical services, a short video presentation on septage management and treatment was made by DivM Rebecca Husayan. After which, Community Relations and External Affairs Department (CREAD) Manager Charmaine R. Kara demonstrated to children the proper way of handwashing.

PAMET volunteers conducted the free laboratory tests like cholesterol screening, blood typing, urinalysis, complete blood count (CBC) and blood pressure taking while the DOH representatives performed dental services.