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PIA Press Release
2009/10/13

Comval's Botika ng Barangay receives additional medicines

Davao City (13 October) -- For those living in far-flung areas or even towns where there are no other drugstores, the existence of a Botika ng Barangay (BnB) proves to be a great blessing for the community. Not only do they have the accessibility but also it provides cheaper but quality medicines especially for the poor.

The BnB program aims to promote equity in health by ensuring the availability and accessibility of affordable, safe and effective, quality, essential drugs to all, with priority for marginalized, underserved, critical and hard to reach area.

In Compostela Valley, the Center for Health and Development (CHD) has again distributed drugs and medicines to a total of 36 Botika ng Barangays scattered in the 11 municipalities. The medicines worth more than P25, 000 per box was turned-over at the capitol last October 9. It ranged from multivitamins, pain relievers, paracetamol, cough suppressants and ascorbic acid.

Even Mawab residents now have something to look forward to. Finally, the Botika ng Barangay has reached their community and would be an answer to their prayers for cheap but quality medicines. "The availability of generic drugs which have the same quality compared to those highly priced and branded ones will greatly benefit our people," said Gov. Chiongkee Uy. (fem/ids comval) [top]

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