Philippine Army holds first Medical Service Day

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    FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – The Office of the Army Chief Surgeon hosts Philippine Army Medical Service Day 2019 here today, July 31.
    The activity is the first of its kind to be held by the Army Medical Service. It offers free services for Hypertension and Diabetes Screening, Flu Vaccination, HIV Screening, Thyroid Ultrasound, Eye Check-up, Wart Removal and Minor Surgeries, Urologic and Rectal Examination, Physical Therapy and Rehab Consultation, Pharmacy Counseling, Nutrition Counseling and Anti-Rabies Vaccination for Canines.
    In partnership with the Department of Health, the City Government of Taguig, and various pharmaceutical companies, the initiative aims to promote health and fitness among Army and civilian personnel and their dependents with the theme “Do your Duty. Remain Healthy.”
    In his opening speech, Col. Mamerto H. Losa, the Army Chief Surgeon, encourages Army personnel to “maximize and avail the free services offered and to engage as much as possible with [our] health care personnel as the first step towards a wider and more comprehensive approach to health.”
    The Philippine Army Medical Service is among the original services established with the formal creation of the Philippine Army in 1935. The service, which is composed of the Medical Corps, Dental Corps, Veterinary Corps, Medical Administrative Corps, and Nurse Corps, is charged with maintaining the health of personnel as well as the working animals in the Army.
    The Army puts a premium on the health of its members as an organization that prides itself on its soldiers’ resilience, mental fortitude and physical ability. “As capable force providers, prioritizing good health enables us to remain at the peak of our capability and dependability,” said Army Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Macairog S. Alberto.#

     

     

     

     

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