URDANETA CITY, Jan. 29 The Medical Mission of Mercy (MMOM) United States of America (USA), a non-profit international health organization, has started its first medical, dental and surgical mission, which runs from Jan. 26 to 30, in three towns and one city in Pangasinan.
Jhett Arzadon Epp, treasurer of MMOM, said the organization, has already performed 150 minor operations, 54 major operations, served 700 persons with dental service while 330 persons underwent eye check-up and given free eyeglasses in Urdaneta City alone since Monday.
Epp said they were invited in the province by their other members who saw the need for their free health services in their localities.
Aside from Urdaneta City, the group also held satellite missions in Rosales, Laoac and Malasiqui.
Our group specializes in surgeries which we believe have long term or even lifelong significance to the patients, said Epp.
She said MMOM doctors handle cases such as hernia, goiter, thyroid operations, cleft as well as minor operations on cyst, also screening for glaucoma and even wellness programs or physical therapy.
About 80 to 90 MMOM volunteers arrived in the province to help in the mission.
Members of MMOM are from all walks of life who wanted to help like nurses, doctors, housewives from mostly USA, while some are from Australia, Bulgaria, Singapore and United Kingdom, said Epp. (PNA)