ILOILO – The Philippine Healthcare Association of the Philippines, though PHAPCares Foundation Inc., donated P4.9-million worth of assorted medicines and anti-tetanus vaccines for thousands of typhoon survivors here on Friday.
PHAPCares Managing Director Edgar L. Posadas, accompanied by Civil Defence Regional Director Rosario T. Cabrera, turned over the medical supplies to Provincial Administrator Dr. Raul Banias in a short ceremony held at the Office of the Governor.
PHAP also gave 210 family packs of relief goods good for three days as part of their corporate social responsibility.
To ensure that the medicines are equally distributed, the donations will be channelled to “Project Buligay”, a medical mission manned by province’s doctors from various district hospitals, according to Provincial Health Officer Dr. Patricia Grace Trabado.
Should the province needs more medicines, Posadas said Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. can request additional supplies through the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council headed by Cabrera.
Meanwhile, Trabado said they already completed the vaccination for measles and polio in Northern Iloilo Polytechnic College-West Campus that serve as evacuation center for more than 2,000 displaced individuals due to oil spill in Estancia town on Thursday.
Trabado said they will also hold a deworming activity for the typhoon survivors and health check-up for pregnant and lactating mothers starting next week. (Jezza A. Nepomoceno/Capitol News)