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Para healthy ang Makatizens! Abby Binay spends P936M for free medicines

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Over half a million residents of Makati City received free medicine from the Makati Health Department (MHD) from January 1 to October 31, 2019.

Statistics from the local government showed 572,357 residents with a Yellow Card benefited from Mayor Abby Binay’s “Libreng Gamot Para Sa Mamamayan” program, 14 percent higher than the number of beneficiaries in 2018.

The program aims to ensure the good health of Makati residents by giving them free access to maintenance medicines, vitamins and other pharmaceutical products.

Binay said the city government spent P936 million for the first 10 months of 2019 to give free medicines to residents.

Among the medicines received by residents and patients at the Ospital ng Makati include Metformin for diabetes, Losartan for hypertension, and Atorvastatin for those with heart disease.