By Andrea Aro
Cancer patients with chemotherapy sessions who are living in Metro Manila can now use of carpool services during the Luzon-wide community quarantine.
The Cancer Coalition Philippines, iCanServe Foundation, and RockEd Philippines collaborated to provide carpool services for indigent cancer patients with chemotherapy sessions.
The entire Luzon was placed under the enhanced community quarantine which causes the suspension of public transportation.
Patients only need to coordinate with Cancer Coalition’s official Facebook page and provide the patient’s name, his or her address, and chemotherapy session details.
The group said they should be given at least a three-day notice before the day of the chemotherapy session to have enough time to look for volunteer drivers.
According to the group, the carpool service was created to extend help for those cancer patients with chemotherapy sessions.
In a report from ABS-CBN News, the number of outpatients for chemotherapy decreased due to the suspension of public transportation, even as some of the cancer patients fear of being infected by the coronavirus in the hospitals.