Wed, 27 Mar 2019

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Dec. 12 (PIA) - - Some 55 South Korean medical doctors will visit the country on January next year to conduct medical missions and extend assistance for the construction of potable water system in the provinces of Isabela and Cagayan.

Rufito Pagauitan, president of the Rotary Club of Tuguegarao Rainbow, said the Cheongju Rotary e-Club of South Korea has extended P1.3 million pesos to execute the medical, dental, optical and dermatological missions in Sta Maria, Isabela on January 25 to 26, 2019.

He said they are targeting about 1,500 individuals to be benefitted in the medical mission. They will also give rice to some of the beneficiaries of the mission.

"Based on our assessment, we saw that Sta. Maria town is one of the depressed areas in the region needing medical and other assistance," Pagauitan said.

Water System

Aside from the medical mission fund, Paguitan said the Korean Rotary club will also hand-over at least P3 million for the establishment of potable water systems also in Sta Maria and in Sto. Nino, Cagayan.

"One of the urgent needs in these areas is access to potable water within the school campus and in the community. Although water resources exist in some of the communities, either the quantity of water provided is insufficient or not potable," Pagauitan said.

Humanitarian partnerships

According to Dr. James Guzman, past president of Rotary Club Rainbow, the club has already undertaken several water system projects through its matching grants which are still operational up to this day.

Guzman said they continue to engage with other international organizations in doing humanitarian-related endeavours to reach out to the needy communities in the region. (ALM/OTB/PIA-2 Cagayan)

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