AFP receives P20-million worth of meds, supplies

CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City–Hospitals and treatment facilities of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) nationwide will receive a total of P20-million worth of medicines and medical supplies from the Mercury Drug Foundation, Inc. (MDFI).

This was done through a deed of donation signed in a ceremony today, April 23, at the General Headquarters here with AFP Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal Jr and MDFI Board of Trustees Member Mr Jess Mangrobang.

“We are very thankful to the Mercury Drug Foundation Inc. for their generosity and for recognizing the services and sacrifices of our soldiers,” General Madrigal said, noting also the scholarship support given to the dependents of AFP casualties.

The processing of requests for medical supplies and medicines from the military treatment facilities will be facilitated by the AFP Surgeon General. The MDFI will then validate and deliver directly to the requesting hospitals.

The donation, which is the third time since 2017, will further augment the AFP’s own supplies and will benefit military personnel, especially soldiers recovering from injuries sustained in legitimate military operations.

“It was during the height of the Marawi situation when we thought that it was high time to extend our Operation Bigay Lunas to the AFP, because of their heroism, their commitment to protect the country. It is a small thing for us to be part of their journey,” said Ms Annie Fuentes, Executive Director of MDFI.

“We have seen the importance of this partnership, especially in situations such as the Marawi City incident, where the requirements for medicines and supplies were high,” General Madrigal added.