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PIA Press Release
2009/02/07

EVRMC to open P100 drug package program

By Gay B. Gaspay

Tacloban City, Leyte (7 February) -- The Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC), the only regional hospital in Eastern Visayas will soon open a P100 drug package program under the P100 project of the Department of Health to address the medical treatment needs of in-hospital patient and out-patient as long as they have orders from their doctors.

With the P100 per pack medicines, an indigent patient can now afford to complete his/her treatment and at the same time address the drug requirements of his body to combat his illness.

This was revealed by EVRMC Information Officer Dolly Casio in an interview. According to her, packed medicines worth 100 pesos per package will be ready next week for the public.

A one drug package will be prescribed & dispensed for a complete regimen to sick patient who needs antibiotic treatment. A maximum of one (1) to one-and-a-half (1 & ) month supply will likewise be prescribed and dispensed to clients with chronic and maintenance treatment. Prescribing physicians will be required under this project to state in their prescription the exact dosage per day the patient will be taking, she further said.

The project will not only benefit patient from Tacloban City and neighboring towns but from the whole Eastern Visayas as well. It will directly address the daily medical treatment requirements of patient belonging to the marginalize sector of society, who can not afford to buy expensive medicines for a week treatment or long time treatment.

EVRMC Pharmacy will dispense a Barato Na! Kompleto Pa ! Medisina tag P100 kada pakete! (a cheap, complete, medicine at 100 pesos per pack). Antibiotic and hypertensive generic drugs available at EVRMC pharmacy includes: Amlodipine 10 mg. (6tabs/bx); Amlodipine 5mg. (12 tabs/bx); Simvastatin 10mg (15 tabs/bx); Simvastatin 20mg. (18 tabs/bx); Simvastatin 40mg. (4tabs/bx); Felodipine 10mg. (3 tabs/bx); Omeprazole 20mg. (15caps/bx); Clindamycin 150mg. (28caps/bx); Ranitadine 150mg (28 tabs/bx); Metoprolol 50mg (90 tabs/bx) and Glibenclamide 5mg (30 tabs/bx).

The 100 pesos drug package project is in line with the Department of Health implementation of FOURmula One (F1) program, a pro-poor program of Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ensuring an accessible and availability of affordable essential drugs and medicines to the people of region 8. (PIA-8) [top]

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