• Free clinic to serve poor residents of Tondo


    A medical clinic for the poor residents of Tondo’s district 1 and 2 has started its operation early this week, according to Manila’s local party Kabalikat ng Bayan sa Kaunlaran Inc. (Kabaka).

    The clinic, located along Morga Street, provides free medicines and medical services like consultations, laboratory examinations, and other diagnostic services, Kabaka president Atty. Ed Francisco said.

    He said the clinic was established so residents may have a faster way to avail free medical services on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8am to 5pm.

    On Tuesday, Tondo residents flocked to the clinic for their first medical check up.

    Kabaka also operates another clinic in the Pandacan area, which was founded by District 5 Rep. Amado Bagatsing.

    Some 20,000 residents of Pandacan and nearby districts have availed of free medical services at the Pandacan Kabaka clinic.

    Kabaka clinic drew commendations from various non-government organizations, individuals, and residents of the city for its integrity, and clean and honest intentions for Manileños.

    Dr. Anthony Leachon, President of the Philippine College of Physicians, said the construction and opening of the Kabaka Clinic, Pharmacy, Laboratory and Diagnostic Center is a milestone.

    He said the Department of Health should emulate Bagatsing’s program of establishing similar clinics all over the country.



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