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Makati Shangri-La, Manila Colleagues Assist Doctors in Medical Mission for Marginalized Community

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On 6 April 2013, colleagues from various deparments at Makati Shangri-La, Manila volunteered to assist physicians of Makati Medical Center in a medical mission for the urban poor community of Moonwalk in Paranaque City.

The medical mission covered complimentary medical and dental needs of 1,217 residents, the project's biggest turnout since it started in 2011. Led by general surgeon, Dr. Michael Padlan, who is also the hotel's resident doctor, the physicians performed general surgery on 32 adults, peripheral arterial surgery on 67 adults and 142 circumcisions for children between 7 and 12 years old. A total of 235 adults and children received dental care and/or minor operations. In addition, 399 children received anti-tetanus shots; 171 more were each given Vitamin A and de-worming supplements.

The hotel volunteers assisted in making makeshift surgery rooms using linen and wooden partitions inside the San Agustin basketball courts, helping patients fill out forms and handing out medicine and vitamin supplements. They also organized a storytelling session to entertain the children waiting for their parents or for their turn to be circumcised.

The medical mission lasted all Saturday and left the hotel colleagues feeling fulfilled and joyful. Some have also expressed intention to volunteer for the next medical mission scheduled to be performed every month with doctors from Makati Medical Center.

Makati Shangri-La, Manila strongly believes in continuously contributing positive action to the environment in which it operates. The hotel's social responsibility program focuses on the element of "embrace," with the objective to promote the highest level of education and health support in underprivileged communities.

香格里拉酒店集团一贯坚持以经济、社会和环境可持续性的方式进行经营,同时平衡各相关利益方之间的关系。集团有专门的企业社会责任委员会,从股东关系、环境、健康及安全、供应链管理和员工等各方面带领企业推陈出新,使香格里拉成为企业公民和可持续发展方面的领导者。香格里拉企业社会责任项目以可持续发展为出发点,由人文关怀"和"关爱自然"两个核心元素组成。"人文关怀"主要体现在香格里拉人文关怀项目,使弱势群体获得更好的教育及健康服务;"关爱自然"则渗透于香格里拉自然保护项目中,为保护生态多样性以及恢复生态环境作出不懈努力。更多详情,请登录香格里拉集团网站 www.shangri-la.com"企业社会责任"板块。

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