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Dumaguete City, Philippines Saturday, September 30, 2017
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FU opens clinic for poor

The Edgar Pasimio Memorial public clinic at Foundation University in Dumaguete City will offer free diagnostic consultations for low-income families without health insurance.

A press release from the university said that basic medical needs, especially of underprivileged Dumagueteños will be served by the newly-opened clinic.

Non-surgical orthopedic doctor from the United States, Dr. Edmund Pasimio, built the clinic in memory of his father, philanthropist Edgar Pasimio.

Dr. Pasimio said FU hosted the medical building to cater to the general public and the university's community.

It is equipped with facilities, including four examination rooms, a laboratory room, pharmacy, staff office, and support spaces.

The clinic's mission is to offer state-of-the-art facilities and equal access to healthcare, which also provides an alternative option to quality healthcare by expanding outpatient healthcare within the university campus, the press release said.

FU president Dean Sinco said that with the establishment of the clinic in the campus, it will serve more than 3,000 students who need medical or health services.

Sinco said the facility will be fully operational as soon as the necessary medical permit requirements are completed within six months.

The clinic will assist walk-in patients and appointments for outpatient care while the pharmacy will be open during regular business hours with off-street dispensary window for customer convenience.

Aside from the medical services provided in the campus, Sinco said the university intends to conduct medical missions in other areas of the province.

The clinic is also seen to decongest patient load of nearby hospitals, the press release added.*RG


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