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Navotas gov't to deliver maintenance meds to seniors amid lockdown

Senior citizens in Navotas City would receive their maintenance medicines at their doorsteps to help them through the enhanced community quarantine due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) threat, according to Mayor Toby Tiangco.

"Nagsimula na po ang ating kampanya na 'Maintenance Mo, Deliver Ko' sa pangunguna ng ating City Health Office," Tiangco said in his official Facebook page on Thursday.

"Magbabahay-bahay po ang ating mga barangay health worker para maghatid ng basic maintenance medicines sa ating mga senior citizens na may hypertension at diabetes," he added.

Among the medicines to be delivered were losartan, simvastatin, metformin, and amlodipine.

The mayor said the initiative was launched to ensure that the elderly, who were more vulnerable to COVID-19, would no longer have to go outside to get their medications.

As of April 9, there were 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Navotas City with two fatalities. There were currently 64 persons under investigation and 103 persons under monitoring. — DVM, GMA News