Sitio Apia, Barangay Calawis is home to 8,098 people based on the census conducted last January 2020.
Even though thousands live here, there is no health center or hospital nearby. It will take an hour and a half for a patient in need to reach a hospital or health center.
The Rotary Community Corps members of Rotary Club of Rizal Mideast lived in the sitio. According to them, the sitio really needed even a small place for first aid and immediate assistance for patients with either a minor or serious illness or injury before going to the hospital.
This plan of RCRM spearheaded by Imaginative Amazing Treasures President Cherie Sandoval, in collaboration with the RCC President Francisco Bardel and other officers who offered a space where basic medical equipment.
These include digital/infrared forehead thermometers, weighing scales, hot or cold compress bags, blood pressure monitors, stethoscopes, first aid kits, and even nonprescription or over-the-counter medicines.
These could be placed at a station that could provide emergency care or treatment before regular medical aid can be obtained.
The RCC Officers will be in charge of the safety of the equipment and records of the clinic. This could reach even the most vulnerable individuals and families, including people experiencing homelessness, no permanent income, and agricultural workers who spend their time on the farm. Through the help of monitoring medical professionals, this will integrate access to pharmacy, mental health awareness, and even oral health services in areas where economic, geographic, or cultural barriers limit access to affordable health care.