LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—A joint oncogynecological medical and surgical mission will be conducted on November 25–26 by the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists of the Philippines, Inc. (SGOP) and the Bayambang District Hospital (BDH).
As contained in the resolution authored by Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Shiela Marie F. Baniqued, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) will be signed by both parties prior to the conduct of the mission. This will be signed by Governor Ramon V. Guico III, Dr. Gladdy Maura G. Facun, medical mission coordinator, and Dr. Athena Marie Merrera, BDH chief.
It was stated in the resolution that SGOP shall take charge of the identification of patients, preferably residents of Pangasinan, for surgery and cervical cancer screening. The BDH, on the other hand, will provide its health care facilities and equipment and a suitable area for the loading and unloading of equipment and medical supplies of the medical team during the duration of the medical mission.
Also, the medical residents of the Bayambang District Hospital will monitor post-operative patients after the said mission until the last patient is discharged from the hospital.
“It is to the best of the Provincial Government of Pangasinan to authorize the Provincial Governor to sign the Memorandum of Agreement to further augment the need for medical and health care services in the province,” the resolution stated.
The SGOP was organized on October 30, 1984, under the stewardship of its president, Dr. Luciano SJ Sotto.
(Ruby R. Bernardino/Pangasinan PIO)