FL Liza’s ‘Konsulta’ caravan goes to Baguio

As access to health facilities and doctors become more inaccessible to Filipinos, First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos hopes to address this deep-rooted problem through the mobilization of her “Lab For All Konsulta Caravan” program.

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(Photo from First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos' Facebook page)

This project intends to provide a primary care benefit package that include free consultation, health screening and assessment, laboratory tests, as well as medicines.

Led by the Office of the President (OP), it was made possible through the efforts of the First Lady, who personally joined the caravan in Baguio City on Tuesday, May 23.

With the tagline “Laboratory, Konsulta at Gamot Para sa Lahat,” the caravan went to the City of Pines to bring medical services closer to the people.

The caravan made its first stop in Batangas City on May 16.

“My husband would always say it is important that we prioritize healthcare, government must bring healthcare to the people,” she said in a short video posted on her Facebook page.

“We need to make it easier for them because a healthy community is a productive community,” the First Lady added.

In their testimonies, Batangueño-beneficiaries were especially grateful for the help they had received.

One beneficiary said that the money she would save from the free medical checkup and medicines could now be used for the allowance of one of her children, who is now in college.

Organizers released the Konsulta’s caravan schedule in different provinces.

This month, the mobile health service program would also be in Bataan on May 30.

Organizers said the medical caravan will also take place in Iloilo on June 20, Bacolod on June 27, Laguna on July 4, and Quezon on July 11.

More schedules are expected to be announced.