Goal

150,000 PHP per month

Fund Name

Care For The Sick Fund

PDO

Project Director

Fr John Paul B. Alvarado, MI

Phone: (02) 9296213

Fax: (02) 9296215

Email: camillianphilanthropic@gmail.com

Address: 18 Nicanor Reyes St., Loyola Heights, 1108 Quezon City, Philippines

Beneficiaries

Indigent patients of the three hospitals (St, Camillus Medical Center in Pasig, St. Camillus Hospital - Calbayog and St. Camillus Hospital - Mati)

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The Camillians have 3 main hospitals around the county: St. Camillus Medical Center in Pasig, St, Camillus Hospital in Calbayog and St. Camillus Hospital in Mati. While the hospitals are private, one of the goals of these hospitals is also to to assist indigent patients who cannot afford the medical attention that they need. Having St. Camillus as their Patron (who is also the Patron Saint of the Sick) means their primary duty is to care for every sick person, regardless of financial status.

The areas that the hospitals are serving have residents living below the poverty line with little or no access to medical services. In Davao Oriental, 48% of the population is impoverished. In Calbayog, it is 24%. In Pasig City, while commercialized and industrializedm there are still multiple pockets of informal settlers. Due to the state that they are in, these people are especially vulnerable to sickness and therefore require a lot of medical assistance which they are unable to afford.

The beneficiaries of this program are the indigent patients of the three hospitals (St, Camillus Medical Center in Pasig, St. Camillus Hospital – Calbayog and St. Camillus Hospital – Mati). 10 patients will be chosen each month from each hospital, bringing it to a total of 30 patients per month. These beneficiaries will be chosen using a set of criteria. Social workers from the institution will conduct thorough interviews with those who wanted the financial assistance and recommend which are the patients that needed it most.

Studies have shown that poor health and poverty are highly correlated. Poverty leads to poor health because of bad hygiene and misplaced priorities. Poor health, in turn, contributes to poverty because of lower productivity. This is a vicious cycle that this program is attempting to break. We hope to garner your support for this project. Please donate generously to the ‘Care for the Sick’ Fund.