Iâ€™m happy about this recent government initiative to provide free cervical cancer screening for women in Metro Manila. The health project is part of the Universal Health Care program of President Benigno Aquino.
Women ages 30 to 45 are the targeted recipient. I still belong to the age group so I might as well grab the opportunity to undergo free screening. I can still re-schedule some readings on internet video conferencing to visit one of the selected government hospitals on Wednesday. If you are living in Metro Manila, you can avail yourself of the health service.
Free screenings for women in Metro Manila will be available at the following hospitals every Wednesday: Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center on Avenida Rizal, Sta. Cruz, Manila; Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital on Oroquieta St., Sta. Cruz, Manila; East Avenue Medical Center in Diliman, Quezon City; Tondo Medical Center in Manila;
Quirino Memorial Medical Center on Katipunan Avenue Extension in Project 4, Quezon City; Amang Rodriguez Medical Center in Marikina City; Rizal Medical Center in Pasig City; Las PiÃ±as General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center in Las PiÃ±as City; Valenzuela General Hospital in Valenzuela City;
San Lorenzo Ruiz Memorial Hospital in Malabon City; National Childrenâ€™s Hospital on E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd. in New Manila, Quezon City; and Jose Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Caloocan City.
If only we have free cervical cancer screening in our place i will not think twice, as the old saying prevention is better than cure =)
I hope the govt. would extend the free cervical screening program in other areas as well.