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DOH, FDA, PITC push P100 project for poor

Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya (October 22) -- The Department of Health (DOH), Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) and the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) is pushing for the institutionalization of the P100 Project in Cagayan Valley region.

The P100 Project which carries an initial P50 million funding seeks to provide the consumers access to P100 drug regimen package at an affordable cost assuring 100% safety, quality and efficacy from DOH and LGU Hospitals and to promote rational use of drugs and contributes to the Fourmula 1 intervention in improving pharmaceutical access to all Filipino people especially the poor.

Leni Perez, FDA regional coordinator for Cagayan Valley and pointperson of the P100 Project said it is also intended to address the ten leading causes of morbidity such as: Pneumonia, Acute gastroenteritis, Hypertension, Abortion, Physical Injury, Intestinal Infectious Diseases, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Urinary Tract Infection, Pregnancy Complication, Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever and Bronchial Asthma and the ten leading causes of mortality such as: Pneumonia, Ischemic Heart Disease, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Cerebrovascular Accident, Septicemia, Vehicular accident, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease/Complications arising in Perinatal period, Diabetes Mellitus, Genito-urinary Tract Disease and Congestive Heart Failure.

"We now have an 10 medicines available initially in several hospitals in Nueva Vizcaya," said Florida Tugangui, FDA coordinator for Nueva Vizcaya.

The P100 Project will be implemented in pilot sites such as 100 DOH hospitals and F1 local government hospital and will cater to in- and out-patients of hospitals and the general public in their catchment area.

The project aims to allocate P500,000 to P1 million to identified hospitals and treats 5,000 to 1 million patients per hospital.

To operationalize the project, 100 medicines will be available in Cagayan Valley Medical Center, Southern Isabela General Hospital, Veterans Regional Hospital, Quirino Provincial Hospital and Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital. (bme/PIA NVizcaya) [top]

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