Barangay Concepcion 1 is a rural community located in between Sariaya and Candelaria in Quezon Province. They are mainly a farming province, but there are some who also engage in factory work and construction work in order to make ends meet. GK Velasco rests in this barangay where 50 households struggle to gain access to basic medical needs.
The nearest pharmacy from GK Velasco is located 3-4 kilometers away from this community, which makes it not easily accessible by residents who do not have the resources to purchase motor vehicles. The local government set-up a Barangay Health Center within the vicinity to distribute free medicine such as biogesic, losartan, and other medical needs, especially for protection during the pandemic. However, their resources are limited and this particular community now lacks medical supplies to cater to the their residents' needs.
This program aims to raise PHP 11,950 pesos in order to procure basic medial supplies to serve the needs of their community, even neighboring ones. Medicines to purchase include:
- Ascorbic Acid
- Paracetamol Syrup
- Mefenamic Acid
We hope to have a successful fundraising effort in order to equip the residents with good health, especially in this time of the ongoing health crisis.
Twenty-four people in Barangay Concepcion, Sariaya, in Quezon province, were given health care packages on March 29, 2022. Health workers from the barangays guided the kapitbahayan leaders in selecting these beneficiaries. The prioritized recipients are those from low-income households and those who live the most distant from a health center.
These beneficiaries were divided into six groups, with each group receiving the following items: automatic blood pressure monitors, blood glucose meters, digital thermometers, fingertip pulse oximeters, alcohol, face masks, cotton, cotton buds, and baby oil. Each group has a designated leader who is in charge of checking and monitoring each member's health condition, particularly their blood pressure. Health devices are not limited to just twenty-four beneficiaries. Residents who need to use these devices may also utilize them according to their needs.
The beneficiaries of Barangay Concepcion are so thankful for the fulfillment of this project, especially during this time when health is of utmost importance.
The residents of Barangay Concepcion are very grateful to DELTEK Philippines for providing them with healthcare devices. These devices are such a big help, especially in unexpected times. They can now monitor their health from home, thus eliminating the need to travel to their nearest health center.