Around 700 residents in the town of Maribojoc on Thursday benefitted from a three-day medical mission organized by US-based ANCOP (Answering the Cry of the Poor) Foundation which is expected to serve 1,400 more people in two other towns.
The 50-strong group, comprised of Filipino-American nurses and doctors, will also be conducting a medical mission in Loay today and in Panglao on Saturday, aiming to serve 700 residents in each of the two towns.
According to ANCOPâ€™s director general, Roger Santos, the group is also holding a surgical mission from February 8 to 11 at the Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in Tagbilaran City.
Santos said that patient beneficiaries are undergoing operations and treatment free of charge as the provincial government also extended financial aid to shoulder additional expenses.
The ANCOP members also brought multiple cartons of medicines which have been distributed to those with ailments.
Santos said that the group chose to conduct the series of medical missions in Bohol through the intervention of Boholano Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations.
The ANCOP official noted that the group is looking forward to conducting more medical missions in other Bohol towns in the future.(Allen Doydora)