DAR distributes vitamins to Coron farmers
The Department of Agrarian Reform, in coordination with the Department of Health, has distributed multivitamins and medicines to more than 700 farmers in Coron.
DAR Undersecretary Virginia Orogo said the provision of medicines and vitamins was implemented under the medical mission project of the department’s foreign-assisted projects office.
“We don’t stop with awarding lands to landless farmers, we also help them in taking care of their physical welfare,” Orogo said.
Orogo, together with the DAR Assistant Secretary Rene Colocar sought the help of former DOH Secretary Francisco Duque for the provision of vitamins and medicines.
“With the help of DOH, we also arranged for medical doctors to visit these ARBOs to personally see the farmers for a free medical checkup. The doctors will also give prescriptions should the farmers need them and avail of the medicines that we have provided,” Colocar said.
DAR Regional Director Marvin Bernal, together with the farmer leaders of the eight ARBOs, received boxes of vitamin C, vitamin B-complex, vitamins in syrup form, multivitamins, mefenamic acid, metoprolol, amoxicillin, amlodipine, losartan, and clotrimazole.
“The rainy season usually brings cough, colds, and flu to farmers and their families, and these multivitamins and medicines will greatly help in building resistance against sickness for our farmers,” Bernal said.