TRECE Martires City, Cavite – Fourth ‘Botika ng Bayan’ (BnB) was inaugurated by the Department of Health CALABARZON 4 to provide free medicines, quality outpatient pharmacy services to all underprivileged patients in this city.
This is the collaboration of private multinational companies which provide the needed essential medicines that will ensure an adequate supply for all BnB outlets.
Essential medicines available in BnB are paracetamol, antibiotics, topical ointments, anti-thrombotic, anti-inflammatory, antihyperlipidemic, anthelmintic, oral hypoglycemic, vitamins, micronutrients, antacids and other essential drugs for asthma, hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia even for family planning.
DOH4-A Regional Director Dr. Edgardo Janairo said, “Sa tulong ng ating lokal na pamahalaan ay pananatilihin natin ito at bibigyan ng wastong pangangalaga upang hindi mapabayaan at ito ay ating palalakasin sa pamamagitan ng pakikipag-ugnayan sa mga pribadong pharmaceutical companies upang sila ay makapaglagay ng mga gamot na dito sa BNB upang ang mga pasyente ay hindi na maghanap kung-saan-saan pa para sa kailangan nilang gamot at ito rin ay makukuha ng libre,”
Three other BnBs are located in Sta. Maria, Laguna, Mauban, Quezon and in Magallanes, Cavite.
Other municipalities also applied for a BNB license to operate with the Food and Drug Administration are San Luis and Tingloy in Batangas, Montalban in Rizal, San Narciso in Quezon province.