Part of its many community development initiatives, JG Summit Petrochemicals Group (JGSPG) marked the love month with a back-to-back medical mission on February 14 and 15 in Barangays Simlong and Pinamucan Ibaba, Batangas City.
600 residents from the two communities received free medical consultation and basic laboratory services including blood test, urinalysis, and X-ray. Medicines were also provided for free. A mobile clinic was deployed in the two barangays with doctors and nurses from the Department of Health. Each barangay received medical apparatus, medicines, and other supplies. Community health workers helped identify the beneficiaries through a survey conducted in September 2018, which also identified the most common illnesses in the two areas.
Marilyn Como, a resident of Barangay Simlong, was among those who lined up for the free medical check-up along with her children. She said the medical mission was of great help to the community, most especially to her family, who hardly had access to healthcare. She remarked, “Nagpapasalamat kami sa JG Summit sa medical mission na ito. Kasama ko mga anak ko nagpakonsulta sa doktor at nalaman namin kung ano ang dapat gawin at mga gamot na dapat inumin.”
JGSPG will continue to be proactive when it comes to the health of the residents of its host communities. Mr. Marino D. Agbayani, Senior Vice President – Government Affairs and Special projects of JGSPG said, “The activity is one way of expressing love to the community by ensuring residents receive proper medical service. We hope that through these efforts, we would be able to give love in a more meaningful way.”