Botika Ng Barangay – Download as Word Doc .doc /.docx), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. The Botika ng Barangay previously sold low-priced generic home remedies, over -the-counter(OTC) medicines and two prescription antibiotics. The President says he wants P35 billion in Pagcor funds to be devoted ‘ exclusively’ to medicines for Filipinos.

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PPI is a self-sustaining state company surviving on sales and not on government subsidies, said Joe Cortez, its vice president for sales and marketing. Meanwhile, community health worker Eleanor Jara could not forget a BnB outlet she saw in one of the poor provinces of Mindanao. Please try again later.

Botika ng Barangay not in poorest places Part 1 Published Claiming that the program is disjointed from the overall delivery of health care service, Bermejo said: All the earnings of Pagcor which are about P30 to P35 billion will be used exclusively for medicines for all Filipinos. The program aims to cover all 2, rural health units and other government centers to have Food and Drug Administration FDA -licensed BnB outlets that will provide quality outpatient pharmacy services by As of Januarythere were 12, botikas, a long way from the in I hope it will be utilized properly,” he added.

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Garcia also disclosed that some officials of DOH regional offices banded together at one convention of DOH representatives in and acted as a sort of middlemen in procuring suppliers for BnB operators, saying their regions have few suppliers. Duterte plans to address at least the financing aspect by devoting Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation Pagcor funds “exclusively” to medicines. The shortage of pharmacists has hindered the establishment of BnB outlets in hard-to-reach areas like those in Region 12, which is composed of the Cotabato provinces, Cotabato City, General Santos City, Sarangani and Sultan Kudarat.


Patient education and counseling will also be provided by licensed pharmacists and trained pharmacy assistants to be hired by the DOH and some LGUs with existing human resources.

Duterte to revive Botika ng Bayan program

Unable to make a dent, health experts doubt whether the BnB program can pull down drug prices to half of levels, as it aims to by next year. Domalanta and Municipal Health Narangay Dr.

Between andgovernment spending on health fell from 41 percent to 30 percentof total spending, while out-of-pocket spending increased from 41 percent to 47 percent.

Follow us on Instagram bmsocialmedia. The BNB, a flagship program of the previous Arroyo Administration, was temporarily stopped by the DOH in to address issues on the lack of supervising pharmacists and an effective supply chain that could assure the constant availability of quality generic medicines in some 16, government-run community pharmacists established between to He said the BnB program, in the first place, is meant to engage the LGUs in the delivery of health care service.

Barangy BnB outlets have closed since the program started in because of flawed management and bankruptcy.

But this investigation shows that 16 of these drugs can be cheaply bought from 11 other wholesale drug distributors at 9 to 48 percent less. A barangay has to have a population of at least 15, plus local government and community support hg such a BnB can be set up there, said BnB coordinator in Central Luzon Marilu Malamug.


The BNB medicines consist of antibiotics, topical ointments, anti-thrombotic, anti-inflammatory, vitamins, antacids and other essential drugs for asthma, hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia.

Botika ng Barangay not in poorest places (Part 1)

The BnB they came upon only baraangay a single, small cabinet less than a meter high, containing very few medicines. The BnB price is vastly lower than what loperamide costs in commercial drugstores—P4.

Welcome to Rappler, please select your default country: Cotrimoxazole botkia amoxicillin, two main antibiotics needed in the town, were usually unavailable at the 11 outlets studied. Problems have dogged the BnB program from the very beginning. Duterte had promised to make the health sector among his top 3 budget priorities.

Last of two parts One of the most common drugs sold over the counter is the headache and fever tablet paracetamol, which costs P2.

You will have to look at braangay total package because the to percent markup is an average of the whole package,” he added. This means all tests must be done in Metro Manila.

Kung meron man If there arenot to the extent that huge government resources will be wasted,” he said. To do this, the government franchises outlets to non-governmental organizations, cooperatives, trade and labor unions, corporate foundations, or religious groups. Both Tangkal and Kolambuham do not have BnB drugstores offering cheap remedies. Transparency Branches of Government Directory.