The Kamanggagawa Foundation Inc. (KFI) through one of the veteran broadcast journalist Daniel Razon, spearheaded a public service the needs of the less fortunate and impoverished in our country.
The KFI conducted a simultaneous medical mission on eight remote areas nationwide February 2012. The numbers of patients served are as follows:
- Quezon City Hall, Quezon City – 1,772
- Marikina City – 1,916
- San Andres, Marikina – 1,556
- Sta. Rosa, Laguna – 1,814
- Paniqui, Tarlac – 955
- Bacon, Sorsogon – 4,362
- Tabuc, Iloilo City – 638
- San Nicholas, Batangas – 1,550
The overall total of patients who consulted are 14, 563.
Poverty is vividly seen in our country especially when it comes to medical concerns. Many people dies from diseases due to lack of knowledge about how to treat simple medical issues. Those living in far flung areas cannot afford to go to the hospitals because of expensive medicines and means is limited to meet doctors’ fees. Poverty and difficulties in life being the reason, some says “ Ang ipambibili namin ng gamot ay ibibili na lamang namin ng pagkain”. This is one of the many grievances of our fellow man.
The said public service (medical mission) is a great boost to our fellow human beings especifically those families who survives daily in a hand to mouth existence. This endeavor of Kuya Daniel Razon will last not only for a day but extend while he is being given life and strength. He will continuously help people in need with GODs’ mercy.