by: Alvera Jade M. Buhoy
April 29, 2017 – DTC (Dynamic Teen Company) – PCGA (Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary), Tirona Clinic and LGU conducted Medical Mission under the annual program of TulaKalusugan themed Healthy Ako at Club 8586 Recreational Center, Miranda, Cavite City. The event aimed to provide medical needs for the students of Kariton Klasrum, Leap (Learners Educational Aide Program), DOSE (Drop-out and Out-of-School Edification Program) and KSHS, (Kariton Senior High School) in order to surpass the occurrence of unwanted medical condition which leads to skipping school.
TulaKalusugan came from the tagalog words; tulak and kalusugan — which means pushing health development through the advocacies that has been developed by DTC. It is also a supplementary program of DTC to provide medicines, vitamins and free-check up for the children in order for them to assure the development and progress of children’s health status. “Para wala na rin dahilan ang mga batang umabsent kasi provided na siya at minomonitor din ang kalagayan niya.” As shared by Ms. Angeline Neri of DTC on pursuing TulaKalusugan themed “Healthy Ako”. The student volunteers from CavSU (Cavite State University) also helped by assisting the beneficiaries to register, be oriented and hear stories and lectures for parent which was headed by Ms. Shiela Ocampo, RN. Right after the orientation and weight measurement, Medical checkup was done by LCDR Simeon Romua of PCGA (Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary). While medical check up was being held, Doctors from Tirona Clinic, Dr. Ryan Reyes and Dr. Annaliza Bautista also checked up the eyesight of the children, then gave free corrective lenses for the chosen two children. On the other side, Dr. Remee Rose Kathlyn Rodriguez, DDM from LGU(Local Government Unit) and PCGA’s Dentists namely; Cdr.Paz B. Villanueva DMD., Cdr. John Maynard T. Grave PCGH-RN-DMD., Cdr. Rose G. Nolasco PCGH-DMD and Dr. Demess Mae Rodriguez, DMD,CGH; offered free tooth extraction and dental check up while LGU lend the dental bus for comforting the beneficiaries.
Afterwards, the beneficiaries were satisfied and delighted after receiving the donated medicine from PCGA (Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary) which were distributed by student volunteers from CvSU (Cavite State University). As the Medical Mission was done, TulaKalusugan will continue with the lives of the beneficiaries as well as with the volunteers.