Healthcare is one of the priority advocacies of Hedcor in its host communities. As such, the company has been running regular medical and dental missions in Benguet, Ilocos Sur and Mt. Province.
In partnership with Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., almost 2, 000 residents were able to received medical and dental assistance. The beneficiaries were able to avail free medicines, medical checkup and consultation, dental extraction, optical checkup and circumcision. The series of missions were conducted in seven municipalities: Bakun, La Trinidad, Sablan and Tuba in Benguet, Alilem and Vigan in Ilocos Sur, and Sabangan in Mt. Province.
Aside from the medical and dental mission, Hedcor also distributed hygiene and school supply kits to some schools in the provinces.
More than 300 students of Otucan Norte Elementary School and Otucan Sur Elementary School in Bauko, Mountain Province benefited from Hedcor’s donation of school supplies and hygiene kits. Each student received a pack of notebooks, pad papers, crayons, pens, pencils, a sharpener and an eraser as supplementary school materials. Hedcor further conducted a lecture on basic healthcare to the kids.
Such activities give opportunities to Hedcor employees to engage with the communities as they volunteer and get involved in the different corporate social responsibilities of the company focused on education, environment, enterprise development and healthcare.
Hedcor’s effort of delivering free medical services to the communities was made possible with support from the local government units, municipal and barangay health workers, Bethesda Optical Clinic, Emergency Medical Services-Baguio Chapter, Ilocos Sur Medical Society, Philippine Dental Association-Benguet and Vigan Chapters, Police Dental Team of Camp Bado Dangwa, Philippine Nurses Association-Ilocos Sur Chapter and the Rotary Club- Baguio and Vigan Chapters.