Events: Province-Syngenta Medical Tour for Farmers On
The Provincial government and the Syngenta Foundation, Inc through its Corporate Social Responsibility recently conducted a medical tour in the province benefitting close to 500 beneficiaries.
Syngenta CSR Senior Coordinator Richell R. Recoter said close to P25,000 free medicines were given to patients in four areas in Negros Occ. in coordination with local television network ABS-CBN.
In Malingin, Bago City, 108 patients were served; in Alijis, municipality of Valladolid 108 patients took part in the medical-dental services; in Batuhan municipality of San Enrique- 108; and on May 31 about 100 patients are expected to show up in Talacagay, municipality of Hinobaan.
About nine government physicians were tapped in this activity with the help of nurses, midwives and other volunteers.
The mission started last May 23 and will end on May 31. In the Island of Panay, an operation tuli and dental mission was conducted early this year in Capiz.
In an earlier interview, Recoter said they chose farmers as beneficiaries because they are poor and deserving of the assistance.
They also found out that farmers seldom seek medical attention in a year for lack of finances, he added.
Syngenta, he said, is the world’s leading agri-business and bio-technology multinational company based in Basel, Switzerland.* (PIA6-JCM/LOL)