Cavite district jail inmates receive free medical, dental services

By on May 10, 2017


Jail Chief Inspector Rodelo Besa of the Cavite City District Jail welcomed the provincial health office personnel and partners from the Knights of Columbus, a non-government organization and socio-civic group (NGO) in their medical and dental mission inside the detention area. (Photo: Philippine News Agency)
Jail Chief Inspector Rodelo Besa of the Cavite City District Jail welcomed the provincial health office personnel and partners from the Knights of Columbus, a non-government organization and socio-civic group (NGO) in their medical and dental mission inside the detention area. (Photo: Philippine News Agency)

TRECE MARTIRES CITY‚ÄďAround 614 inmates were beneficiaries of the free medical and dental services organized by the Cavite Provincial Government extension office at the Cavite City District Jail.

Jail Chief Inspector Rodelo Besa of the Cavite City District Jail welcomed the provincial health office personnel and partners from the Knights of Columbus, a non-government organization and socio-civic group (NGO) in their medical and dental mission inside the detention area.

The provincial government embarked on health services undertakings this week in pursuit of its commitment to provide quality health for all, especially the vulnerable sector like the jail inmates.

The PHO reported on Tuesday evening that 199 adults and eight senior citizens inmates availed of the free medical services.

The 33 other persons were given free tooth extraction during the event.

All of the 614 inmates comprising 514 males and 100 females were provided with free medicines, vitamins to boost their immune system and insect repellent to protect them from mosquito/insect bites.

The health services project organizers thanked the volunteer doctors, dentists, nurses and technical staff from General Emilio Aguinaldo Hospital, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) officials and personnel and provincial Capitol officials and workers for the collaborative undertakings.