Angeles opens health center for free surgeriesMonday, July 16, 2012 08:22 AM Views : 364Joelyn G. Baluyut
The city government of Angeles has opened a health center that will perform free minor surgeries and operations.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said surgical services such as the removal of sebaceous cyst, lymphoma cyst, tendon cyst, abcess, warts and even small breast mass will be done at the new medical facility, Medikalinga Center, for free.
Although this is free of charge, patients still needed to pass the profiling and screening process prior to their admission, he said.
The rural health physician will then assess and decide if the patient is recommended for surgery.
"This is one of the programs of the city government in line with health. We provide better health care and medical services to the people of Angeles," said the mayor.
Medikalinga has 10 surgical beds with medical equipment for minor surgeries and operations. Operations are held every Friday until Sunday. The center is located in Barangay Sto. Domingo in Angeles City.