Metro Third Medical Mission to Benefit Surgical Health Needs of Talisay and 3rd District Constituents

Mayor Neil Lizares III met with Negros Occidental Third District First Lady Nikki Lopez Benitez to map out the groundwork for a major 3-day medical and surgical mission slated in November 9, 2017 at the Teresita Locsin Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City.

Talisay City Mayor Neil E. Lizares and Negros Occidental Third District First Lady Nikki Lopez Benitez discuss the Third District medical and surgical mission slated on November 9, 2017.*(Photo by Jonaz Lojera Delleva)

Close to a 50-man medical team from Makati Medical Center including surgeons and operating room nurses will perform major and minor cases including thyroid, hernias, cleft lip and palate, gallbladder stones, obstetric and gynecological cases such as ovarian cysts, small breast masses, among other clinical procedures.

Team Nikki Cares was accompanied by Dr. Erwin Dizon and Dr. Jake Manalastas of the Makati Medical Center, Jeceryl Jover and Mary Ann Dino. They were met by Mayor Neil, Vice Mayor Sam Siote, Sangguniang Panglunsod Member Nicolai Jalandoni, Assistant City Administrator Ismael Penado, Talisay City Health Officer Dr. Joy Gladys Guanzon, SP Secretary Josel Faisan and Community Affairs Head Marlyn Simondo.

The schedule for the first screening of patients is scheduled on October 7, 2017 with the final screening in November 7, 2017.

Lizares is appealing to all Talisaynons who wish to avail of the free surgical service to coordinate with the Talisay City Health Office for pre-screening proceedings. He further thanked and gave his categorical support to the sponsors including the Office of Congressman Albee Benitez, the Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation and the Makati Medical Center Foundation.*


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