SMI Joins LGU Malungon, Provincial Health Office for Immunization Activity
TAMPAKAN, South Cotabato - Sagittarius Mines, Inc. on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, partnered with the municipal government of Malungon and the Provincial Health Office (PHO) of Sarangani in promoting a health program that aims to vaccinate children against Measles, Rubella, and Polio.
Dubbed as “Chikiting Ligtas 2023: Join the Big Catch Up, Magpabakuna para sa Healthy Pilipinas!”, the nation-wide, government-led campaign aims to immunize at least 95% of children from nine months to <5 years old with measles and anti-Polio vaccines.
For its part, SMI provided support vehicles for use of the PHO health workers during the month-long campaign and activity monitoring.
In his message during the kickoff ceremony, Sarangani Provincial Health Officer Dr. Arvin C. Alejandro recognized and thanked SMI for the company's continuous support in promoting the health and wellness of the Sarangans.
Last month, SMI successfully delivered free medical and dental services to the Tampakan Copper-Gold Project's host barangays in Malungon, namely Barangay Malabod and Barangay Blaan, which benefited 335 indigent and tribal residents. (30)