service: The new sports complex clinic
The whitewashed room, smelling
faintly of disinfectant, assures the ailing student, faculty,
or administrative personnel that they are in the hands of
an efficient and competent medical staff, with complete medical
equipment and supplies at their disposal.
Located beside the swimming
pool, the new clinic at the Brother Athanasius Sports Complex
has been in operation since August. Two nurses, Norman Molano
and Medel Besavilla, man it in shifts, from 7 in the morning
until 9 at night.
Numbering on an average of
10 per week, most cases dealt there are caused by sports-related
injuries, such as sprains and muscle cramps. However, there
are also cases of asthma and epilepsy attacks, usually these
are students who attend their physical education classes on
the seventh to ninth floors.
Faculty and personnel from
the Science and Technology Research Center (STRC) and the
nearby Gokongwei Building also visit the clinic for minor
ailments, like headache and fever, and blood pressure check-ups.
Aside from the sports complex
clinic, there is a clinic at the main campus located at the
ground floor of the Student Personnel Services (SPS) Building.
Dr. Fernando Vicente heads the medical staff in both clinics.