IMT conducts medical outreach program in Camp Rajah Muda

The Malaysian-led International Monitoring Team (IMT) conducted a medical outreach program last Sunday (Feb 5) at Camp Raja Muda, Eastern Mindanao Front, Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF)- Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Barangay Raja Muda, Pikit North Cotabato benefitting the children and adult constituents of the target community.

In press release issued by the IMT, it said that the activity, supported by the Department of Health (DOH)- Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and Bangsamoro Development Agency, was aimed to deliver the necessary medical services to the people of the area while it also serve as confidence-building measure on the on-going Bangsamoro peace process.

The IMT related that the medical mission provided the beneficiaries with medical supplies, free consultation and simple treatment to various ailments. The patients complained of problems on digestive disorder, headache, fever, asthma, body pains and other common ailments.

IMT Head of Mission Major General Datuk Wira Zamrose bin Mohd Zain and MILF Eastern Mindanao Front Commander Amirudin Jack Abas, Al Haj, graced the occasion.

The event also coincided with the Exit Call Program of IMT 11 to the MILF Eastern Mindanao Front.

The remarkable reduction of the incidents of violent encounter between the government troops and the MILF forces has been attributed to the presence of the IMT in Mindanao.

At present, the IMT is composed of contingents from Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Japan, Norwegian and European Union. 

One of the IMT’s major duty is to monitor the ongoing peace process between the Government of Philippines and the MILF under the facilitation of Malaysian Government.    (Info source: IMT)