Updated: Jun 16
Due to the threat of COVID-19, the entire province of Laguna was put into lockdown to avoid the spread of the virus. The Rotaract Club of Cavinti has observed that the most affected groups in these times of strict community quarantine are the sickly and elderly who have to regularly buy medicines most especially those who are undergoing maintenance medications.
In response, the Rotaract Club of Cavinti took the initiative of launching a Bayanihan project entitled Makisuyo sa Rotaract: Rotaract Boothika. Every resident of Cavinti who are in need of medicines may seek the assistance of the Rotaract Club to buy these through a relative of a Rotaractor who is working in a drugstore. Residents no longer need to go out and buy the medicines themselves, limiting their chances of catching the virus. They could stay at home healthy and safe.
The Rotaract Boothika opened last April 4 with a good number of senior citizens who lined up while practicing social distancing. The booth is located at Padre Burgos Street, Cavinti, Laguna. The Rotaract Club plans to continue operating until the province is still on enhanced community quarantine.
One of the beneficiaries of Rotaract Boothika is a mother who needs milk and medicines for her baby. The Rotaract Club asked her how Rotaract Boothika helped them during this time of crisis.
“Sa panahon ngayon na may Enhanced Community Quarantine, mahirap lumabas ng bayan at ang botika naman dito ay hindi ganoon kadami ang supply. Sa pangangailangan ng gamot at gatas ng anak ko, nakatulong ang Rotaract Boothika para mabili ang gamot at iba pa naming kailangan. Yun nga po ang pinag-iisipan namin dati kung papaaano kami makakabili ng gamot at gatas bago maubos ang stock namin. Mabuti nalang nag-offer ng serbisyo ang Rotaract Boothika sa Cavinti Facebook Group. Malaking tulong ang nagawa sa amin. Maraming salamat at more power,” said Annie Porlaje Ansay.
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This article was written by John Carlo Ramos Balute of the Rotaract Club of Cavinti.