August 17, 2021
AlcoPlus alcohol, Lianhua Qingwen capsules donated to Tzu Chi
By Joy Rojas
Boxes of AlcoPlus isopropyl alcohol and ethyl alcohol and the Chinese medicine Lianhua Qingwen were recently turned over to Tzu Chi Foundation to support its efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. The foundation just wrapped up its month-long vaccination program organized in partnership with the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), the Department of Health (DOH), MedGrocer, and the Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA).
“We give free AlcoPlus alcohol to other vaccination sites in the provinces and municipalities,” said Jade Fajada, distribution specialist. “Nowadays it is important to use alcohol to sanitize everything. We are very happy to extend our help to those who need it.”
Meanwhile, the three boxes of Lianhua Qingwen are from FFCCCII. Each box contains 180 boxes with 48 capsules per box. The prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the Philippines is recognized by the DOH as “a traditional herbal product that helps remove heat-toxin invasion of the lungs, including symptoms such as fever, aversion to cold, muscle soreness, stuffy and runny nose.”
FFCCCII imported 500,000 vials of the Sinovac vaccine from China for its vaccination rollout program. “Tzu Chi is one of our very important venues for the vaccination. We’re very thankful to Tzu Chi for this opportunity. Many Tzu Chi members are also members of [FFCCCII] because we have the same mission,” said Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong, president of FFCCCII.