A blessing not just in disguise but in real medical doctors and personnel in scrub suits from Operation Blessing have been bestowed upon the areas of Cagayan de Oro made possible and in coordination with PACC and CUMC last March 18 to 20.
A total of 17 medical professionals composed of anaesthesiologists, electrophysiologist, pediatric ophthalmologist, cardiac surgeon, OB/GYN, orthopedic surgeon and registered nurses from the US were behind the three-day surgical mission. Patients with life-threatening conditions were the primary focus of the mission since they are the very ones who are in need and who who cannot afford expensive medical operations. The following operations performed were open-heart surgeries, pacemaker insertion, orthopedic and gynaecologic procedures, and pediatric and adult strabismus repair.
Philippine American Association of Connecticut (PAAC)
PAAC is thankful for the opportunity to lend a helping hand and to offer their medical expertise to ailing Filipinos.
“This is the first time that PAAC joins Operation Blessing in a major event such as this. It is extremely rewarding to help our needy kababayans, most especially in rural areas where there is little access to this kind of treatment,” shared Dr. Gino Ang, M.D., chairman of PAAC.
“Our partnership with PAAC and Capitol University Medical Center will surely give hope to our kababayans who have life-threatening medical conditions. They are desperate for surgeries that can help them live better lives,” said Dr. Kim April Pascual, OB Philippines’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
“We are deeply appreciative of the enthusiasm, dedication, and commitment showed by the doctors and volunteers who are joining this event,” she adds.
OB Philippines is a non-profit organization and the humanitarian arm of CBN Asia Inc., producer of weeknight inspirational TV program The 700 Club Asia which airs weekdays over GMA News TV.
OB Philippines welcomes partnerships and linkages with reputable local and international organizations, whether public or private, to make quality healthcare service readily available to those who need it the most.
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