Residents of flood-stricken community receive free medical and dental services and relief items
FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City– The residents of a flood-stricken community in Muntinlupa City received free medical and dental services as well as relief items from the Philippine Army, an Army official said.
Major Harold M Cabunoc, the Army Spokesperson, said that six medical doctors from the Army General Hospital and 10 dentists from the 1301st Dental Dispensary provided free medical and dental services to the residents of Brgy. Cupang.
Said barangay is one of the communities greatly affected by the massive flooding brought about by “Habagat”.
The Philippine Army, through its operating arm, the Civil Military Operations Group (CMOG), also conducted relief operations in the area.
Joined by various stakeholders including the LGU and some partner organizations, Army soldiers distributed three truckload of relief goods to the affected residents starting at about 8:30 a.m.
About 405 residents received free medical check up and 132 were given dental treatment, while another 1,000 families received packs of relief goods containing bottled water, canned goods, and used clothing.
Last Saturday, September 1, 1,034 residents of Brgy. Nangka, Marikina City benefited from the Medical and Dental Civic Action program of CMOG.
This endeavour is a result of the commitment of Army Chief Lt Gen Emmanuel T Bautista to help the affected families whose homes were flooded during the onslaught of “Habagat”.