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Seamen’s Hospital Family Doctors Carry Out ‘Operation Tuli’ at Seamen’s Village

 

Doctors from the Department of Family and Community Medicine carried out their “Operation Tuli” (Circumcision) at the Seamen’s Village in Dasmarinas City last 20 May.

The medical mission was organised through the village homeowners’ association, which took charge for the registration of participants, and Seamen’s Hospital Manila, which graciously provided the needed materials and medications. Dr. Marlene Checa, coordinator for Community Oriented Primary Care, and Dr Leilanie Nicodemus, department chair, led the medical service at the community of the seafarers and their family.

The medical activity served as a contribution of the Seamen’s Hospital’s Family Medicine Department in celebration of the World Family Doctor Day every 19 May.

In 2010, the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) declared each date of the year to highlight the role and contribution of family doctors in health care systems around the world, known as the World Family Doctor Day.

Every year, in celebration of this event and under their WAVES (Wellness and Vitality for every Seafarer’s Family) advocacy, the Department organises a surgical mission (operation tuli) at Seamen’s Village, their adopted community in Dasmarinas, Cavite.