Tagumenyos with hearing and physical disabilities enjoy free medical assessment

Tagum City – No one is left behind. This is the mantra of the City Social Welfare and Development Office of Tagum as they partnered up with Davao Jubilee Foundation in giving quality social service to Tagumenyos with hearing and mobility handicap last October 15.

Davao Jubilee Foundation allocated 50 hearing aids and 20 prostheses to Tagumenyo deafs and amputees, respectively. Due to the positive turnout however, they catered to more than a hundred walk-ins.

These unregistered beneficiaries were still assessed about the degree of their hearing loss and sizes of the prostheses. Ms. Cheryl Arellano, the manager of the foundation promised to do their best if not securing additional funding for the said assistive devices but to deliver quality social service for other walk-in clients.

She also thanked the local government unit of Tagum for collaborating with them for how many years, saying that she’s happy that the scale of the activity is bigger than expected. On the other hand, registered beneficiaries can expect the delivery of the assistive devices after a month.

A second batch of physical assessment and hearing test is being planned out for those who weren’t accommodated last Friday. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum

 

Mayor Allan L. Rellon checks on the beneficiaries as they are being assessed to ensure that they are comfortable during the whole process of the medical assessment conducted last October 15 at the atrium of the city hall in partnership with City Social Welfare and Development Office of Tagum and Davao Jubilee Foundation. Kareen Gomez/CIO Tagum

 

As an advocate for persons with disabilities, Vice Mayor Eva Lorraine Estabillo shares an inspirational talk during the physical assessment activity held at the atrium of the city hall last October 15. Kareen Gomez/CIO Tagum

 

Physical Disability and Hearing Loss medical assessments were conducted on Tagumenyos who have hearing loss and mobility handicap last October 15. 70 beneficiaries were only registered for the activity but due to the positive turnout, the event catered to more than a hundred clients. Kareen Gomez/CIO Tagum