The St. Luke’s Medical Center Foundation, in partnership with the doctors of St. Luke’s – Global City, has successfully conducted a surgical mission for the indigent residents of Cuyo, the oldest town of Palawan.
The mission accomplished 40 major and 64 minor surgeries, 43 medical risk assessments and more than 900 free consultations for the Cuyonons for the June 2 to 6, 2017 mission duration. Patients received free procedures such as appendectomy, cysts excision, normal spontaneous delivery, segment cesarean section, thyroidectomy, dilatation and curettage, herniorrhaphy, tubal ligation, fistulectomy, encephalocoele repair, cheiloplasty, among others, from the team of specialized surgeons.
Cuyo is a fourth class municipality and one of the remotest part of Palawan with a population of more than 20,000. Its residents, who are mostly engaged in fishing, face chronic challenges in accessing adequate healthcare services and facilities.
The local residents were grateful for putting their faith to the team of doctors and health volunteers from St. Luke’s who not only delivered effective and efficient services but also compassionate care.
The Surgical Mission was undertaken in cooperation with Ms. Grace Gobing, the local government of Cuyo, Palawan headed by Hon. Andrew L. Ong, Cuyonon LSK Foundation, Cuyonon Baragatan Manila, Air Juan, Cuyonon Baragatan Manila, Best Dressed Women of the Philippines 2015, RBGM, Covidien and Zuellig Family Foundation.