MedGrocer Donates Php11k of Medicines to UST-UNICEF Volunteers
November 14, 2015 — MedGrocer, the online pharmacy for trusted drugs delivered to customers’ doorsteps, donated Php10,890 worth of medicines to the joint medical mission of UST-UNICEF Volunteers and UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery Student Council (Project KAPWA: Kalusugan ay Pagyamanin, Wastuhin at Alagaan).
The children of Barangay San Jose in Rodriguez, Rizal received syrup-form medicines to treat common conditions like cough and asthma. Families in the community also received multivitamins and minerals, while elders suffering from high blood pressure received amlodipine. “The doctors were happy with the medicines [MedGrocer] provided,” commented Patricia Fernando, head of Project KAPWA for UST-UNICEF Volunteers.
“We’re glad that the medicines we gave were enough for the children, and that the drug information sheets we provided were easily understood,” said Deirdre Conde, marketing manager for MedGrocer. The information sheets are customary in their dispensing process as part of their mission to educate patients about the drugs they take. This step is “a great help for the organization,” according to Patricia, who explained that not all the volunteers are familiar with medical instructions.