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Marikina opens metro’s first ‘botika ng bayan’

Metro Manila’s first “Botika ng Bayan” (BnB) has opened in Marikina City.

The city government said that residents could now go to BnB, a small storeroom on the fourth floor of the city health office, where they could avail themselves of medicine “without paying a single centavo.”

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Health Undersecretary Enrique Domingo said residents would need only to present a doctor’s prescription.

In a statement, the local government said the BnB would carry antibiotics, topical ointments, antithrombotic, antiinflammatory, vitamins, antacids and other essential drugs for asthma, hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia.

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The Marikina BnB is backed by the health department which has assured the local government that it will replenish any dwindling stock.

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