IRRI, in partnership with the HealthServ Medical Center, and the Municipality of Los Baños provided free medical service for residents of Los Baños who are 60 and over.
One hundred fifty seniors from 14 barangays received free medicine, vitamins, laboratory tests (urinalysis, bone scanning, cholesterol scanning, and random blood sampling), and health care counseling from volunteer physicians. In addition, the IRRI Employees’ Credit Development Cooperative provided free snacks.
The free healthcare service, held on 5 November, is one of IRRI’s regular community engagement programs to increase the wellness of senior citizens and help reduce the incidence of common medical problems in its host community.
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