MDFI donates P20 M worth of medicines, medical supplies to AFP

Published March 20, 2018, 3:52 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Francis Wakefield

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) today signed a deed of donation (DOD) with the Mercury Drug Foundation Inc. (MDFI), for P20-million worth of medicines and medical supplies.

(photo by pixabay)
(photo by pixabay)

According to the AFP’s Public Affairs Office, the donation was undertaken by the MDFI as part of their effort to help ensure soldiers have access to free and quality medicines through military medical facilities nationwide.

AFP chief of staff Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero and MDFI executive director Annie Fuentes led the signing at the General Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

“Forged by the common goal of assuring that your members will get the appropriate medications for their healthcare needs whenever they seek assistance at any of your treatment facilities nationwide, our partnership will make a difference in the lives of our soldiers,” MDFI said in its statement.

The donation is the second from the MDFI. Last year, through their “Operation Bigay Lunas: Libreng Gamot Para sa Kawal,” MDFI also donated P20-million worth of medicines and medical supplies.

The donation was sent directly to AFP medical treatment facilities for the immediate use of soldiers deployed in conflict areas. Like last year, the donations will be delivered in four batches, the first expected in April 2018.

The AFP believes that the generosity of stakeholders like MDFI brings inspiration to soldiers on the ground to win the peace and perform with excellence.