St. Luke's Medical
Center to hold free clinic for QC indigents
QUEZON CITY, Oct. 11 (PIA)--The St. Luke's Medical Center (SLMC) is set
to hold free clinic for indigent Quezon City residents.
At least 2,000 indigent patients will benefit from the free clinic services
set on October 11 at the Quezon City Hall.
Mayor Herbert M. Bautista urged city residents to avail themselves of the
one-day free clinic to be jointly undertaken by the QC government and SLMC
in an effort to extend the benefits of a responsive health care program to
more city residents, especially the poor.
QC street sweepers, traffic enforcers, senior citizens and low-income city
hall employees have also been included in the list of the program
The annual free clinic, which offers ambulatory, medical, dental and
surgical procedures, including diagnostic, ancillary and therapeutic
services, is part of Quezon City's celebration of its founding anniversary.
For this year's medical mission, QC and SLMC will allocate 2,000 slots
including 500 for medical services, 500 pediatrics, 100 dermatology, 100
dental, 50, surgery, 100 ophthalmology, 60 OB-gynecology, 100 orthopedics
and the remaining medical slots for EENT, bone density and cataract
The QC government will convert QC hall buildings and offices into temporary
hospital wards, including the newly-built Disaster Risk and Reduction
Management building at Kalayaan Avenue, City Treasurer's Office (CTO) and
Social Services Development Department (SSDD) to facilitate the
administration of the various medical services of the SMLC.
SSDD Head Teresa Mariano said that the event, which is now a continuing
partnership between the QC government and SLMC, is a testimony of their
commitment to provide optimum health care to QC residents especially the
"Before it was just an activity, but now, the free clinic has become a
tradition for both QC and SLMC," added Mariano, who was tasked to oversee
the conduct of the free clinic.
Since 2004, the health program of QC government and SLMC has already
benefitted over 10,000. (QC PAISO/RJB/SDL/PIA-NCR)