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Com. of German Doctors for Developing Countries-SPPI offers Rolling Clinics to distant barangays in E. Samar

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Com. of German Doctors for Developing Countries-SPPI offers Rolling Clinics to distant barangays in E. Samar

BORONGAN CITY, May 5 (PIA) –The Committee of German Doctors for Developing Countries Incorporated  with partner Sentro ha Pagpauswag ha Panginabuhi Inc.(SPPI) a non-government organization  offers Rolling Clinics with free medical consultation, free medicines and other basic health care.
 
They also conducted a Trainers Training on Primary Health Care for geographically isolated barangays of the municipalities of Maslog, Dolores, Oras, and Jipapad at Melinda’s Resort, Borongan City from April 26- 30, 2021.
 
According to Jipapad Mayor Benjamin Ver, “So far, so good ang effect ng SPPI Rolling Clinic sa Jipapad.”

Barangay folks from distant barangays of E. Samar fall in line for the Rolling Clinic, a rare  spectacle in the hinterlands. (Pic by SPPI)

 
The Mayor is so thankful to SPPI for augmenting their health care services that he offers free accommodation to the health workers while on their area.
 
Oras Mayor Viviane Alvarez also showed her support by joining them in their Rolling Clinic in one of their most distant barangay.
 
As a nurse by profession, Alvarez also acknowledged that health care is a very essential service and the SPPI can supplement their efforts to address the health issues of their more distant barangays.
 
In an interview with Chief Operations Officer Joelyn Soldevilla-Biag of the Committee of German Doctors for Developing Countries she said that while scouring the country to offer their services, the Department of Health requested them to go to the Samar provinces where their health services will be needed the most.
 
In a baseline study done in 2019, they identified four Eastern Samar municipalities Oras, Dolores, Maslog and Jipapad and Gamay and Lapinig were chosen in the Northern Samar part.
 
Biag clarified that they do not provide infrastructure facilities, they only extend health care services limited to medical check- up and providing basic mediciness for the rural communities.
 
The NGO will be working with the distant barangays for three years and expects to improve the lives of the 5, 300 target populace in Samar through access to better health care.
 
“We also hope to have transferred the basic health care knowledge to the barangay volunteers,” said the COO. (nbq/PIA 8 E. Samar)