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DMCI Homes, the country's first Quadruple A builder-developer, capped the Nutrition Month celebration with a medical mission held last July 22 in Barangay Viejo, Guadalupe, Makati City.
Through its "Kaakbay sa Kalusugan" Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, DMCI Homes provided free health consultation and medicines to over 220 children and adults from underprivileged families of the community with the support of volunteers and partner organizations.
"This is a big help for our residents especially since we are observing the Nutrition Month. With the assistance of DMCI Homes, we are able to continuously improve the quality of healthcare in Barangay Guadalupe Viejo," barangay captain Dennis Almario said in an interview.
Aside from the free health consultation, DMCI Homes also donated wheelchairs and canes which were given to several beneficiaries selected by the barangay council.
87-year-old Calinica de Leon fought back her tears while being seated to her new wheelchair. She was being assisted by her granddaughter Margie Oliva, who revealed that they "have been praying for a new wheelchair and now it's really an answered prayer."
Meanwhile, Conchita Tuazon, 81, felt elated as she accepted one of the wheelchairs on behalf of her 55-year-old daughter Victoria whose leg was amputated due to diabetes complication.Â
"My daughter couldn't leave home because of her condition. She couldn't work anymore so she sells goods in front of our house and this wheelchair would greatly give her ease in her chores," teary-eyed Tuazon shared in vernacular.
Other medical supplies including weighing scales, sets of nebulizers, sets of sphygmomanometer, stethoscopes, and even height charts were also turned over for the use of the barangay health and day care center.
DMCI Homes Corporate Communications manager Josephine Cruz, meanwhile, expressed her gratitude to all volunteers and partner organizations for making the medical mission possible.
These include the Westmont Unilab, Generika Drugstore, Makati Medical Center, Insular Health Care Inc., Rotary Club of South Triangle, Riqueza Events Services, homeowners from Stellar Place and Zinnia Towers in Quezon City and DMCI Homes employees.
"While we build quality homes for our own residents at DMCI Homes, we also want to help improve the condition of the community where we belong and that is one of the reasons why we held this medical mission in barangay Guadalupe Viejo where Brio Tower is located," Cruz said.
Physicians from the Makati Medical Center and Ospital ng Makati as well as independent practitioners affiliated with Insular Life and Generika Drugstore administered the general health consultation to the beneficiaries.
Rotary Club of South Triangle and Riqueza Events Services, meanwhile, gave out snacks and toys that brought cheers especially to the children beneficiaries.
"Kaakbay sa Kalusugan," which pertains to health and well-being, is under the DMCI Homes CSR program "Kaakbay" that aims to extend global affluence and uphold the well-being of Filipinos.
The program promotes
fostering of good relations with the communities where they operate and bring
forth social activities beneficial to the Filipino society.
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