Members Church of God International (MCGI) partnered with UNTV News and Rescue to conduct a free medical mission for Persons Deprived of Liberties (PDL) in BJMP, Cainta, benefiting a total of 270 individuals.
With the summer heat back in season for the country, illnesses and skin diseases are starting to rise, affecting many who are imprisoned in jails. Viewing this as a crucial health concern that must be addressed, MCGI and UNTV provided free health care services to BJMP detainees who are unable to access medical relief.
Rhea Arlegui, acting jail warden of Cainta BJMP, explained the complications concerning health care for the detainees, saying, “We can’t just bring them to the hospital for health check-ups because we need an order from the court to do that.”
During the medical mission, detainees were assisted with a number of services including free medical consultation, dental extraction, optical consultation, free medicine, and legal assistance with volunteer lawyers from UNTV.
“The medical mission is very good because many received relief,” remarked Arlegui, explaining that the public service was greatly beneficial to the detainees who are lacking medical and legal assistance.
“We are wholeheartedly giving thanks to Bro. Eli and Kuya Daniel. We hope there will be a next time for a second part of this mission for this year,” Rhea Arlegui thanked the group for their public service.
The medical mission marked the group’s second public service for those imprisoned in jail, making it a goal to reach out to those who lack liberties for public services.
Written by: Jenina Bontuyan