At least Forty-Seven (47) patients of the Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) were beneficiaries in a gift giving activity conducted by Police Regional Office-9 and Regional Finance Service 9 in observance of the National Mental Health Week on October 12, 2018. The PNP team from the Police Community Relations Office headed by PRO9 spokesperson Chief Insp. Helen Galvez and Regional Finance Service 9 visited the mental ward to hand over gifts to the confined patients. The PRO9 had been partners with the ZCMC’s Mental Ward since the PNP’s Tokhang was started in 2016.
Some of the recipients in previous year’s activities were drug personalities who voluntarily submitted themselves for rehabilitation. The 47 patients received clothing, foods and free haircut. The PNP team is expected to return to the hospital during the Yuletide season.