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Medicaravan in Sampaloc, Manila (874 patients served)

November 18, 2016: Medicard Foundation and the PNP Manila Police District Station 4 jointly conducted a Medical, Optical and Dental Mission at Dapitan Sports Complex in Sampaloc, Manila.MFI also provided Random Blood Sugar testing and Blood Typing while the MPD also conducted a Feeding Program. A total of 874 patients were served: 380 medical, 265 optical, 201 RBS/BT and 28 dental. Special thanks to the following: CEU Dental Volunteers, Central UMC choir,UST Brass Quintet, Angelica’s Catering, Original 7 Lime Corp.,Agua de Gracia Water Station and to Manila District 4 Barangay Officials. Big thanks to the medical team, to all volunteers and to all who have made this joint outreach possible. Many thanks also to Atty. Irene Magat and to Police Superintendent Aquino Olivar for being the overall coordinators of this successful endeavor.

 
“A DAY WITH OUR INDIGENOUS”

On their third year of fruitful partnership, Medical Foundation, Inc. (MFI) and Firmenich (Philippines) jointly conducted an outreach activity at the Aeta Community of Sitio Camachile in Barangay Nabuklod, Florida, Pampanga last September 22, 2016.

 

The Firmenich Team distributed water containers to the 140 households of the community. They also donated gardening tools to the school and also provided lunch for 300 residents. MFI on the other hand donated caps, umbrella and loot bags to the 175 grade school pupils and 10 teachers of Camachile Elementary School. The tandem also engaged themselves in the planting of seedlings after the ceremonial dance of some 'katutubo'. This was followed by classroom activities and fun games for all pupils after were dived into four groups.

 

Firmenich, the largest privately owned international producer of perfumery and flavor chemical, always conducts an annual outreach activity as part of their global community day. The team is headed by their General Manager Isabelle Duret together with Cynthia Macapugay, Tess Carreon , Richard Brillante, Analyn Gonzales, Joyce Anyayahan, Eunice Calinga, Charina Meneses, Armie Misa, Jec Prinsipe, Sheila Reyes, Tina Rosales, Allan Alano and Vercel Sotelo.

 

MFI started supporting our indigenous fellowmen at Sitio Camachile in July of 2013 by donating 10 'Arkong Balag na Bakal' or iron arc trellis which they still use up to now. This is part of MFI’s Livelihood for Indigenous Filipino Ethnicity (L.I.F.E) program. The MFI Team is led by its Executive Director Voltaire Victoria with Bryan Vergara, Cristina Ambrosio, Farley Fernandez, Nercy Fernandez, Jhene Viernes, Shenna Mae Lacson, Raymund Laurilla and Manny Ellip.

 

MFI and Firmenich would like to thank all the volunteers for sharing their time, effort and talent. Special thanks to Pastora Leslie dela Cruz of Camachile United Methodist Church for being the site project coordinator and for the warm hospitality of the whole community.

 

 
"LINGGO NG HIKA 2016"

MediCard Fondation observed "linggo ng Hika" or "asthma Week" alst August 8 to 14, 2016 pursuant to Proclamation 442 (signed by Former President Fidel V. Ramos on August 10, 1994) by donating a total of 16 Nebulizer Kits to Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Sta. Cruz, Manila and to some barangay health centers, schools, communities and asthmatic individuals endored by MediCard employees.

 

MFI personally handed over the nebulizers last August 12 to the Pediatric Ward of Fabella Hospital thru Mr. Arnulfo Pablo (Property Manager), Ms. Ana Estrella Apruebo (Nurse V) and Ms. Fe Trinilla (Nurse III). Fabella is a maternal and newborn government hospital located at Sta. cruz, Manila. The MFI Team is led by Volts Victoria together with Margaret de Galicia, Cristina Ambrosio, Bryan Vergara and Jerry Esteves.

 
TULONG GULONG 17

"Tulong Gulong" is Medicard Foundation’s quarterly donation of wheelchairs and other assistive devices to deserving indigent beneficiaries. For its 17th gift -giving activity last June 17, 2016, MFI personally handed over 8 adult wheelchairs, 8 walkers and 8 canes with chair to 24 elderly endorsed by Ms. Jenette Rubis of DSWD at the Haven for the Elderly in Tanay, Rizal. Our generous partner, the kiwanis Club of Laguna Sparkling Rubies , also donated 800 adult diapers to our beloved 142 Lolas and 86 Lolos.

 


WHEELCHAIR:


1. Rosalina Tabora, 66, osteoarthritis
2. Clara Parabas , 74 , osteoarthritis
3. Fortunato Pangilinan, 68, multiple rib fracture
4. Ricardo Vismonte, 61, cerebrovascular disease
5. Oscar Quiroben, 64, osteoarthritis
6. Javier Hongco, 65, osteoarthritis
7. Concepcion de Juan, 95 cerebrovascular disease
8. Melecia Celestial, 106, scoliosis

 


CANE:


1. Ricardo Coper, 71, blind
2. Nenita Alino, 69, visual impairment, both eyes
3. Juana Troyo, 83, osteoarthritis
4. Rosario Gamboa, 64, cardiovascular disease
5. Gloria Laude, 85, osteoarthritis and dextroscoliosis
6. Felicitas Genite, 84, osteoarthritis
7. Anacurita Gutierrez, 67, old fracture, left ulna
8. Aantonio Dacillo, 62, cerebrovascular disease


WALKER:


1. Ponchito Labini, 72, old hip fracture
2. Mary Paras, 93, osteoarthritis and hip fracture
3. Leocadia Gallanez, 72, old fracture, right zygomatic bone
4. Luz Chu, 85 dextroscoliosis
5. Kelly Amparo, 54, cardiovascular accident
6. Bina Rizal, 68 levoscoliosis
7. Mercedes Beltran, 92, osteoarthritis
8. Nicolas Camposano, 91, osteoarthritis

 

 

 

 

 
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