Bahrain provides free health check-up to Filipino nationals

 Around 780 Filipino nationals registered in the joint medical project of the Philippine Embassy and Al-Hilal Hospital & Medical Centers.

The project dubbed as “Free Healthy Life Check-up” provided a package that included taking of Blood Pressure and Blood Test, Blood Sugar, Creatinine (Kidney Screening), Total Cholesterol Counts, and SGPT (Liver Screening).

Philippine embassy Charge d’Affaires Anne Jalondo-on Louis said that the project was in partnership with the Al-Hilal Hospital Medical Centers as part of their corporate social responsibility program to expatriate communities in Bahrain.

Maria Era Quezon, a 50-year-old employee, hailed the effort of the Philippine embassy in the promotion of workers’ health alongside with the early detection and prevention of illnesses. 

“We are fortunate enough to avail this free check-up through our embassy”, she stated.

According to Mercedita Tabangcura, 58, and a caregiver who has been in Bahrain for eight years now, “The same check-up I availed costs BD 20. I am most grateful to the Philippine embassy and to Al-Hilal Hospital & Medical Centers for this initiative. I can see their full force to reach out especially to meager earners overseas workers like me”.

Patients are accommodated on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Pyarelal, Marketing Manager of Al-Hilal Hospital & Medical Centers, said that a discount voucher was also distributed to the patients that can be availed in any branches of the hospital.

During the activity, embassy personnel and volunteers were seen on the ground ensuring that the patients’ lines and the process were in order. 

A light breakfast was also provided to those who availed of the free medical check-up.

A Medical test or check-up helps in identifying people with bigger risk for a condition or disease before signs and symptoms are visible or even realize that they may be at risk in order that preventive measures can be introduced.



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