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Friday, December 2, 2011

OFW's In Saipan - Free Health Screening

The Philippine Consulate General announced that the 4th Quarter 2011 “Free Health Screening for OFWs” will be held tomorrow, Dec. 4, at the ground floor of the Marianas Business Plaza in Susupe.

Registration for the event will begin at 6:30am and the actual screening will be held from 7am to noon. This will be the last health screening for the year.

The free health screening program is conducted by the Consulate, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office, and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, in cooperation with the Filipino Volunteer Medical Team, CNMI Pharmacist Association, Hardt Eye Clinic, and other volunteers from the Filipino community.

Medical services to be provided are blood pressure, blood sugar, and eye vision checkups.

Those who want to avail of the blood sugar level checkup should refrain from taking solid and liquid food from midnight prior to actual testing until after blood samples are taken at the health screening.

Consul General Medardo Macaraig said the program aims to increase the level of awareness on diabetes prevention and control, hypertension prevention, and eye/vision pressure correction among Filipino workers on island.

“Through this project, the Philippine Consulate General hopes to reach more and serve even if in a modest way, the medical needs, while fostering the spirit of volunteerism in the true spirit of Filipino bayanihan [on] Saipan,” said Macaraig.

The last time a free health screening was conducted by the Consulate was on Sept. 4, during which 387 Filipino workers were served, 316 of whom had their blood sugar and blood pressure levels checked, and 17 were eye patients.

Those who want to avail of other consular services, including overseas absentee voters registration/certification, can proceed to the Consulate office at the 5th floor of the Marianas Business Plaza, which will remain open for the duration of the free health screening.

For more information, call 234-1850.

source: Saipan Tribune

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