Chesca Garcia and Doug Kramer have chosen to donate their family’s supplemental supply of medication for children amid a “shortage” of certain brands of paracetamol and other medications.
The couple revealed plans to send some of their meds to fans while also showing off their personal paracetamol syrup stockpile on their respective Instagram pages yesterday, Jan.7.
“As you can see, we have [paracetamol] for you guys. We know there has been a shortage. We’ve seen all of the posts on Twitter, ”Kramer said.
He added that they were saving paracetamol for their three children, but were willing to give two bottles each to at least 16 people with children aged 6 to 12.
“We have our stock here, our personal stock, because we have three children and we have families where we also send these drugs. We left 10 for us, for the children, and that’s enough. We are ready to give the rest, ”he told fans.
Garcia then noted that they would only be able to give the drugs to people living in Manila, although they assured that they would bear the cost of delivery.
“We left just enough stock for our children. We give the rest for your children, ”the actress addressed the audience.
Garcia and Kramer’s decision to give their paracetamol supplement comes after a “temporary shortage” in the supply of certain brands of drugs in parts of the country.
Cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines continue to rise, with 26,458 new infections reported today, January 8. The number of cases recorded today is the highest since September 11 last year, when the country reported 26,303 cases.
Active cases now number 102,017, although 95.5% of those infected are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.
The Department of Health has assured the public that other alternatives are just as effective as brand name drugs. They also said that a local pharmaceutical company informed them of a shortage of their brand of paracetamol, but that it was stocking up immediately. /ra
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