Bulacan provincial gov't inaugurates Ophthalmology Department, Physical Therapy Section at BMC

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BETTER EYE CARE FOR BULAKENYOS--Governor Daniel R. Fernando, Department of Health Region 3 Regional Director Corazon I. Flores, and Vice Gov. Alexis C. Castro unveil the marker of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in the Bulacan Medical Center, City of Malolos, Bulacan during its inauguration last Monday, July 1, 2024. Also in photo are (from left) Board Member Romina D. Fermin, BMC OIC-Chief of Hospital Dr. Angelito D. Trinidad, Provincial Administrator Antonette V. Constantino, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Head Dr. Anne Marie Joy S. De Leon, and Provincial Health Officer II Dr. Hjordis Marushka B. Celis. (PPAO)


Governor Daniel R. Fernando continues to honor his commitment to provide universal health care to Bulakenyos as he led the inauguration of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Medicine Section of the Bulacan Medical Center (BMC) in the City of Malolos, together with Department of Health (DOH) Region 3 Regional Director Corazon I. Flores and other local officials on Monday, July 1.

Fernando thanked all those who helped him in realizing his goal of delivering the best medical services to every Bulakenyo.

“Lagi nating tandaan na ang pangmatagalang kaunlaran ay magsisimula sa pagkakaroon ng isang malusog at ligtas na pamayanan. So, let us all move forward and achieve a healthy future for all,” the governor said.

The governor also witnessed the blessing of the Bagong Pilipinas Mobile Clinic from the DOH through First Lady Louise Araneta-Marcos.

Flores said the mobile clinic has a laboratory, x-ray machine, and ultrasound.

“I would like to say, ‘yung mga equipment na ipinakita sa atin [sa Ophthalmology Department], latest po lahat ‘yan. Congratulations po mula sa Department of Health-Central Luzon, lubos po kaming natutuwa and we are really grateful na pina-prioritize po ninyo dito sa ating bayan, sa ating probinsyang Bulacan, ang kalusugan,” (the equipment shown to us at the Ophthalmology Department are all the latest. Congratulations to the Department of Health-Central Luzon. We are very happy and grateful that you prioritize health care in our town, in our province)," the regional director said.

According to Dr. Anna Marie Joy S. De Leon, head of the department, the newly-inaugurated department offers Cataract and comprehensive Ophthalmology services, Retina services, Pediatric Ophthalmology services, Glaucoma services, Eye Plastic Surgery, and Refraction and Optometry.

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is open Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.