The local government of North Cotabato provided medical and dental assistance to over 400 inmates of its provincial jail.
“Despite their offenses, they also deserve to receive health services from the provincial health office,” North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Mendoza said.
Mendoza added the outreach visit sought to make them feel that the government still cares.
The provincial government estimated that out of more than 400 inmates, 95 undergone tooth extraction and were handed with medicine and vitamins.
Mendoza noted she mandated a regular medical mission to the jail facility in Barangay Amas.
The Philippine government continues to deliver physical examination and check-up across provincial jails in the country as to help inmates with disease prevention and health promotion.
Last year, provincial government of Cavite and Pampanga also delivered medical mission to nearly a thousand Filipino prisoners.