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RURAL HEALTHCARE GETS A SHOT IN THE ARM FROM MARCVENTURES

February 2, 2017


While funds for health services are part of the company’s Social Development and Management Program (SDMP), Marcventures eagerly goes the extra mile to bring necessary aid to members of its host communities. By tapping into its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds, the company gladly delivers services far beyond what is required by law.

On the average, MMDC assists 800 to 1000 patients per year. Infants, children, pregnant and lactating women, and even senior citizens continue to benefit from medical consultations, free medicines and vitamins, dental services and a wide range of other health packages.

Common complaints from patients range from urinary tract infection (UTI), hypertension, cough, muscle pain and even LBM, but thanks to our MMDC physicians, our patients receive due relief treatment.

Health centers were also constructed and renovated and these healthcare facilities remain to be strong testaments to Marcventure’s contributions to its host communities in Surigao.

Bon-ot Barangay Health Worker Fe M. Ruadiel recalled a time not too long ago in which pregnant women from their barangay had to forego prenatal examination simply because they had no money to go to the town center to have it done. Everything changed when Marcventures completed the construction of Barangay Bon-ot Health Center where some 1,500 residents or 454 households now avail of services such as pre-natal exams, blood pressure check-up and vaccinations. For its part, the municipal government has provided eight barangay health workers, including two Barangay nutrition scholars and a nurse—all to make the center fully-operational.

Costing P800,000, the center is equipped with important medical devices such as a set of doppler, blood pressure meter and nebulizer. It also has a refrigerator, a bed, wall fan and other hospital implements.

“We used to conduct our vaccinations and other health services at our multi-purpose gym, and it was not the appropriate venue. Now we have a proper health center than we can be truly proud of,” Barangay Captain Teodulo L. Rebojot said in the dialect.

Costing P800,000, the center is equipped with important medical devices such as a set of doppler, blood pressure meter and nebulizer. It also has a refrigerator, a bed, wall fan and other hospital implements.

“We used to conduct our vaccinations and other health services at our multi-purpose gym, and it was not the appropriate venue. Now we have a proper health center than we can be truly proud of,” Barangay Captain Teodulo L. Rebojot said in the dialect.