14 kid­ney pa­tients ben­e­fit in ‘Pa­rade for a Cause’

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BON­TOC, Moun­tain Prov­ince, -- It may not be that much but it was a big help for 14 pa­tients un­der­go­ing dial­y­sis at the Bon­toc Gen­eral Hospi­tal (BoGH).

Some P98,780 col­lected from the ‘Pa­rade for a Cause’ which was one of the ac­tiv­i­ties in cel­e­bra­tion of the Women’s Day in the prov­ince, was di­vided equally among them to help de­fray their med­i­cal ex­penses.

A min­i­mum do­na­tion of P30 was col­lected from par­tic­i­pants and donors. Em­ploy­ees from the na­tional line agen­cies submitted P47,800; P34,712 from the provin­cial govern­ment em­ploy­ees; P13,336 from quasi-govern-

ment/non-govern­ment or­ga­ni­za­tions and barangay lo­cal govern­ment of Pobla­cion, Bon­toc and P 2,932 from other donors.

The ‘Pa­rade for a Cause’ started in 2014 as one of the ac­tiv­i­ties in cel­e­bra­tion of Women’s Day to raise funds for province­mates un­der­go­ing dial­y­sis at the provin­cial hospi­tal.

Provin­cial Health Of­fi­cer II Dr. Nenita D. Lizardo in­formed in 2014, the pa­rade for a cause raised P73,055 which was di­vided equally among 11pa­tients. In 2015, P119,373 was col­lected which was used to de­fray the ex­penses of pa­tients dur­ing their hos­pi­tal­iza­tion and their dial­y­sis.

Col­lec­tion in 2016 was P98,955 di­vided among 15 dial­y­sis pa­tients and in 2017, P113,867 was raised and used by 16 pa­tients.

From 2014 to 2016, a min­i­mum vol­un­tary do­na­tion of P20 was col­lected from the govern­ment em­ploy­ees of Bon­toc Mu­nic­i­pal Govern­ment, provin­cial lo­cal govern­ment and na­tional line agen­cies, non­govern­ment or­ga­ni­za­tions, peo­ple’s or­ga­ni­za­tions.

The es­tab­lish­ment of a dial­y­sis cen­ter at the BoGH has spared kid­ney pa­tients in the prov­ince of the phys­i­cal rig­ors and the fi­nan­cially drain­ing trav­els to Baguio City for the needed med­i­cal at­ten­tion. PIA – CAR

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