About 1,650 indigent women aged 35 to 49 from Angeles City’s 33 barangays will be the beneficiaries of a free pap smear and breast examination of the city government on March 1, officials said.
This is in line with the programs and activities of Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. for the Women’s Month celebration.
Called “We make CHANGE Work for Women,” the project was revealed during the meeting presided by Chief Adviser IC Calaguas with Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel and Gender and Development Officer Mina Cabiles.
The meeting was also attended by Angeles City Economic Development and Investment Promotions Office Head Irish Bonus-Llego and Nurse Supervisor of City Health Office Evelinda Mariano.
According to Calaguas, the target beneficiaries are those from the poorest of the poor families.
The city government’s mobile bus clinics will be deployed in the 33 barangays via schedule, Calaguas said.
City Health Officer Dr. Verona Guevarra said the particular age group was targeted “since they are known to be the prone bracket in terms of cervical and/or breast cancer.”