PopCom wellness clinic resumes operations for minor surgeries, FP services – The Manila Times

An actual no-scalpel vasectomy operation being performed at the PopCom Family Wellness Clinic.

Helping address the reported surge in unfulfilled requirements for minor surgeries and reproductive health and family planning (RH/FP) services during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Commission on Population and Development’s PoPCom Family Wellness Clinic (PFWC) in Mandaluyong City has resumed its full operations while strictly adhering to health and safety protocols required under the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) guidelines.

National Capital Region (NCR) Director Lydio Español said that the move was made to better serve residents of the region for FP services like minor surgeries, bilateral tubal ligation (BTL), no-scalpel vasectomy (NSV), insertion and removal of implants and intrauterine devices or IUDs, among others.

Executive Director Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez 3rd said PFWC welcomes clients who desire to undergo permanent FP procedures such as BTL or NSV.

The health facility also offers other RH/FP services, the provision of injectables, as well as the dispensation of pills and condoms. Its staff members also teach natural FP methods.

The resumption of the full operations of the PFWC was also timely, as the Philippines and the rest of the world commemorated World Population Day on July 11.

Perez said that PFWC has closely collaborated with the Mandaluyong City government for any response needed relative to the proper handling of patients and clients, especially those found to have any symptoms similar to Covid-19.

Licensed by the DOH as an ambulatory surgical clinic and accredited by PhilHealth for its members, the PFWC is open from Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., ready to provide services to Metro Manila-based patients and clients, and those from surrounding areas as soon as quarantine protocols allow their transit.

Call (02)8531-6547 and 0998-8652810 for appointments.