Almost 250 tended to at Filipino medical mission

The volunteers who participated in the medical mission on Saturday.

A patient being tended to during the medical mission.


PHILIPSBURG–Almost 250 persons were checked at Carrefour Market on Bush Road on Sunday during a medical mission hosted by newly formed group United Filipinos of St. Maarten.

The mission was part of the group’s community service. Around 13 Filipino nurses and a doctor operating in St. Maarten were on hand during the exercise to offer blood-pressure and blood-sugar tests to members of the public.

The participating professionals included St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) Emergency Room (ER) doctor Dr. Suharto Nur, who was on hand to offer advice and health tips for those who needed it and for those who were found to have high blood-pressure and high blood-sugar levels.

“We were able to check almost 250 clients and we were happy that we did it,” United Filipinos President Amy Alberto Edillo said on Monday. “Although we closed up early because of low supply of materials – we did not anticipate the turnout – next time we will come more prepared to serve more clients.”

The association has lined up a series of community services in an effort to give back in St. Maarten.

Source: The Daily Herald