MSMT PNAAF Medical Mission
My Dear MSMT and PNAA/PNAAF Medical mission volunteers,
Here is the summary of our patient census/ service activities during our MSMT/ PNAAF medical mission at n Davao for 4 days , in 4 different towns Jan 21-24, 2019.
I would like to gratefully acknowledge all the good " old " MSMT group and the new volunteers who joined us at our very successful 2019 Medical Mission co- sponsored by PNAA Foundation.
Drs. Fe, and Mary Jane, please share this report to all you wonderful MD classmates and friends who generously volunteered their valuable time and resources in joining us ,It is a wonder that they dont look their age and their stamina and dedication is inspiring.
To all the PNAA/PNAAF nurses , my sincerest gratitude in supporting our PNAAF pioneering Medical mission, you all are awesome , special mention to Dr. Sheila Austria our lone and well experienced nurse anesthetist, to our PNAAF Exec. Dir. Dr. Annie Vista , for checking daily attendance and sign -in sheet, Manolita " Bong Dayon [, PNAWIN ] who is 'local" and speaks the dialect and responsible in the smooth flow of processing the medical open clinic .
The group of Susan Repotente [ PNANE] , who paid and responsible for the School Children Feeding Program , and served 880 school children. , the OR and Recovery Nurses team of Gina and Michelle. , and the Military Dental Team .
The group of Mindy Carlay responsible in medicine / pharmacy dispensing team., and , the husband and wife team of Lourdes and Steve [Mr. Santa Claus }tirelessly distributing their Boutique of clothing,, toys, sports gears, home goods and other goodies [ including candies ] to every client/ patient.
To Dr. Chris Sorongon, who helped us coordinate this very successful Medical mission and the dedicated follow-up by our gracious host, the Braulio Dujali MHO , Dr. Cherry Taruc- Dema-ala. in collaborating with Mayor Leah Moral and the other MHO from Panabo , Sto Tomas and Carmen .
Our first Medical mission day , 1/21/19 started with a well organized official WELCOME from the Munipality of Braulio Dujali led by no other than the lovely Mayor Leah Moral and some Municipality officials.
A warm welcome address delivered by Mayor Leah Moral to the MSMT/PNAAF volunteers, she presented us a beautiful plaque for MSMT and PNAAF , she gave gift bag for every volunteer consisting of their local produce, 3lbs of roasted rice coffee for export, , local sweets export quality and a lei, courtesy of the Local government Unit [LGU].
It was a pleasure to have everyone in the TEAM, They were all wonderful to work with , very hospitable host and jolly, and supportive volunteers. It was beautiful to witness the efficient collaboration,coordination and dedication between the Medical Doctors and the Registered nurses, including all the other volunteers .
All the host Cities were very grateful , some patients claimed, " this is the first time they had an " imported" medical missioneers" providing this kind of medical/ surgical care with their community /constituents" and they are truly very grateful.
These comments are enough to make our days great and blessed , and make us feel fulfilled in our advocacy.
Personally , I had one major wish, , that we could have done more major surgeries but the Regional hospital have limited capabilities , they can only provide 2 sterile surgical packs everyday for our use.
My prayer is , They need a donation for a small autoclave to meet the surgical needs and expand their services to their communities.
I heard from the " first timers " that all the volunteers were happy to have joined us and had a wonderful experience in helping our fellow Filipinos during the Mission.
Some said they felt blessed and spiritually fulfilled, and will join again. I too experienced that feeling of content and peace, at the end of the day's work.
Everyday, Our blessings starts with a good breakfast at the hotel, , excellent lunch at the Mission site , and superb dinner receptions. We enjoyed all different fruits from Davao Region , known for their quality and abundance of fruits in the entire Country, like lanzones, caimito, marang , guayabano, Durian, mangosteen, pineapple among many others and of course , their famous Del Monte bananas.
The night before our last day 1/ 23/19, we held our Recognition and Awarding Night presided by MSMT Pres. Dr. Mary Jane. We ended the wonderful event with DANCING the night away, , [ the best physical. exercise to expend the extra calories from the superb dinner.]
On our last day we were served with a feast of abundant foods, succulent lechons, seafoods,, grilled and soups vegetables, balut and different local deserts. and fruits evermore.
The PNAA/PNAAF nurses were all ready to be transported to Davao City to attend the 5th International Collaborative Conference .1/25/2019-1/26-2019
Most of the MSMT volunteers stayed behind for their most awaited Rest and Recreation [R&R ] weekend.
Please allow me to say THANK YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN to everyone , from the bottom of my heart.
For those unable to join us , we missed you.
Hope to see everyone again , Till the next Medical Mission.
MSMT Vice President