SM Foundation continues its support for our men and women in uniform as it turned over its 116th Felicidad Sy Wellness Center- the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Health Service Dispensary in Silang, Cavite on June 23. This is its 17th soldiers’ ward rehabilitated and its third PNP medical facility renovated to date.
The newly-renovated dispensary includes a reception area, lounge, waiting area for patients, physical examination room, physical therapy room, pharmacy, records and supply room, medication room, medical chief’s room, emergency room, toilets and utility rooms as well as a gender responsive Cadets Ward (male and female wards).
“This is all for you, our dear policemen and women, whose sworn duty to God and our country is to safeguard and protect our communities and its members,” Connie Angeles, SM Foundation’s Executive Director of Health and Medical Programs, said during the turnover ceremony.
The facility came fully furnished with a television, a sofa set, office tables and chairs, and bed sets.
Angeles also added that SM Foundation will undertake regular maintenance of the dispensary every few years, as with all SM Foundation-adopted health facilities.
The PNPA has honed future public safety leaders and personnel of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology for more than three decades. Serving them is the PNPA Health Service Dispensary, which supports the healthcare needs of PNPA’s 1,000 residents and personnel as well as civilians from surrounding barangays.
Prior to the turnover, SM Foundation also held a medical mission which benefitted around 300 PNPA cadets and personnel as well as civilians from the nearby barangays. Participants were provided free medical services such as consultations, basic laboratory tests and medicine.
SM Foundation’s Health and Medical Team, Medical Mission Volunteer Doctors and PNPA Personnel. In photo (center): PSUPT Melvin Ramon G Buenafe, PNPA Director; Connie Angeles, SM Foundation Executive Director for Health and Medical Programs; and PSUPT Serafin F Petalio II, Biñan City Police Chief
SM Foundation and PNPA officers sign the deed of donation for the newly renovated PNPA Health Service Dispensary. In photo (from left): PSUPT Mateo B Hernandez, Chief of PNPA Academy Health Service; PSUPT Melvin Ramon G Buenafe, PNPA Director; Connie Angeles, SM Foundation Executive Director for Health and Medical Programs; and PSUPT Serafin F Petalio II, Biñan City Police Chief
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As the heart of the SM group of companies, SM Foundation is focused on social development and helps the underprivileged in communities where SM is present. SM Foundation was established in 1983 by Henry Sy, Sr. and Felicidad T. Sy, anchored in its founding principle of PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE.
Committed to serve, SM Foundation SUPPORTS COMMUNITIES by providing opportunities in education, healthcare, farmers’ training, shelter, disaster response, the environment and care for persons with special needs. SM works hand in hand with its host communities and helps create a positive and lasting growth that is felt by all.
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Friday, June 24, 2016