Special February mission gets new medicine donation

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Special February mission gets new medicine donation

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Philippine Gift of Life Foundation President/Chief Executive Officer Francisca Baluyot received new medicine donation for another special surgical mission dubbed the Operation Giving Back Bohol Mission (OGBBM) on February 20-27.

This year’s OGBBM will again be performed by a team of doctors, allied medical workers and nurses from the different States of America –  doctors from Southern Illinois, New Jersey, California, Florida, Arizona, West Virginia, Washington DC, Utah and Massachusetts, all in the United States.

The mission will be headed by Dr. Renato Rivera along with a Philippine team headed by Dr. Kazan Baluyot.

The operation will be conducted at the Borja Family Hospital thru Dr. Melinda Borja and hospital administrator Dr. Pepe Borja.

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Cases for operation include thyroidectomies (goiter), TAHBSO (myoma), cholecystectomy (gallbladder), cyst, hernia, breast cyst and other special cases.

Nestor Lumanas, manager of the Manila-based Sannovex Pharmaceuticals, gave the medicines to Dr. Kazan Baluyot, MD FPCC, FPCP, who is a consultant of the Gift of Life.

The medicines include Cefuroxime Sodium CEFUVEX 750MG, Hydrocortisone HYDROVEX 100mg , Omeprazole OMEVEX 40mg, Furosemide FUROSAN 10mg/2ml, Ampicillin Sodium AMPIVEX 500mg, Piperacillin + Tazabactam TAZOVEX 2.25g and Cefazolin Sodium CEFAVEX 1g.

Lumanas, a Boholano from Cortes, is a brother of the late Rev. Fr. Marlon Lumanas.

The annual February mission is special because it will mark the twin birthday celebrations of Gov. Edgar Chatto and Dr. Rivera, who always extend their gratitude thru the conduct of the life-changing mission.

The Gift of Life president/chief executive officer is the governor’s medical mission consultant.

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The mission is sponsored by the Provincial Government of Bohol thru Gov. Edgar M. Chatto, Vice Gov. Concepcion Lim, SP Committee on Health Chairman Cesar Tomas Lopez and Provincial Administrator Alfonso Damalerio II, coordinated by the Philippine Gift of Life Foundation thru its Chairman, Dr. Ramie A. Cadag, President/CEO, Mrs. Fancy S. Baluyot and Vice President, Rev. Fr. Victor G. Bompat City Government of Tagbilaran under Mayor John Geesnell Yap, Vice Mayor Jose Antonio Veloso and City Administrator LeonidesBorja; assisted by the Department of Health thru DOH Secretary, Dr. Janette Garin and Undersecretary, Dr. Elmer Punzalan; and the Borja Family Hospital thru Medical Director, Dr. Melinda Borja; Hospital Administrator, Dr. Mia Borja-Chiong; Director, Dr. Jose Borja and Consultant, Dr. Kazan S. Baluyot supported by Office of the 2nd District of Bohol Congressman Erico Aristotle C. Aumentado;3rd District of Bohol Congressman Arthur Yap; the Rotary Club of Tagbilaran thru President, Mrs. Mildred Kascher, Vice President Rodolfo Pedralba and Assistant District Governor, Engr. Victor Bantol.

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The Philippine Gift of Life Foundation Board of Trustees includes Dr. Ramie A. Cadag as Chairman; Mrs. Fancy S. Baluyot as President/CEO; Rev. Fr. Victor G. Bompat as Vice President; Mr. Peter Dejaresco as Corporate Secretary; Engr. Albert Uy as Treasurer; Mr. Benjamin Ong as Auditor; Dr. Ludgerio D. Torres as Chief Consultant; with Dr. Mary Ann Ruiz,  Mr. Richard Uy, Dr. PepeRecitas, Dr. Edgar Lerias, Mr. Joseph Alagon, Engr. Victor Bantol, Mr. Toto Jabonillo and Mrs. Cates Climaco as Directors; Gov. Edgar M. Chatto and Bishop Leopoldo S. Tumulak as Advisers. The other consultants are Dr. Avelino Aventura, Dr. Francisco Dizon, Dr. FloranteLomibao, Dr. Federico Malubay, Dr. Kazan Baluyot,  Dr. Ma. Lourdes Casas, Dr. Edgardo Ortiz, Dr. Elmer Punzalan, Dr. Julia Maape, Dr. Joseph Clawson and Dr. Ma. Bernadette Azcueta.

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