SM Foundation has recently turned over the newly renovated medical and dental dispensary in Camp Tecson, San Miguel, Bulacan to the Philippine Army’s First Scout Ranger Regiment.
The renovation of the said improved health facility is just one of SM Foundation’s many projects to be implemented for the benefit of the Filipino soldiers. It becomes the 22nd military health facility renovated by the SM Foundation as of today.
The Philippine Army’s First Scout Ranger Regiment houses a training school where currently 500 students are undergoing various courses and rigorous trainings to be qualified Scout Rangers and members of the Special Operations Command unit specilizing in anti-guerilla jungle warfare, raids, ambushes, and sabotage.
The dispensary provides professional medical and dental services to around 2,000 Military personnel as well as their dependents and authorized civilians in order to meet the pressing medical and dental-oral needs of the said community. It also renders free medical and dental needs to civilians from 10 neighboring barangays from that part of San Miguel, Bulacan to Dona Remedios Trinidad area. As a dispensary health facility, it is also capable of performing minor surgical and dental operations.
The SM Foundation also donated furniture, appliances, and medical supplies in the dispensary to ensure a conducive environment for treatment and recuperation of patients.
The renovated and refurbished dispensary has an Operating Room, Emergency and Treatment Area, Patients’ Observation Room, Patient’s Ward, Dental Room, Administration and Commanding Officer’s Room.
The improvement of the said health facility is expected to help it its goal of providing immediate health services with enhanced equipment, facilities, and more competent health workers.
According to Ms. Connie Angeles, SM Foundation Inc. Executive Director for Health and Medical Programs, as SM Foundation recognizes the patriotism of the country’s uniformed personnel, renovation of the health facilities is just one way of showing the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that their role in the defense and security of the country is very much appreciated.
Camp Tecson’s location is near SM City Baliwag, SM Store Baliwag and Savemore, San Ildefonso. These SM establishments are partners of SM Foundation in ensuring that the health facility is always in good condition.