Late doctor’s family launches foundation

ON HER first death anniversary on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, the family of the late Zuriele “Doc Z” Arambulo officially launched its donation portals for Plan Z, a foundation that will help residents of Santiago town in Agusan del Norte.

Arambulo was killed after she was hit by a sports utility vehicle in Santiago on Feb. 7, 2019. She had yet to report for duty as a volunteer for the “Doctor to the Barrios” program, an initiative of the Department of Health that deploys physicians to far-flung and under-served areas.

Arambulo graduated with a degree in medicine from the Cebu Institute of Medicine (CIM) in 2017. The 28-year-old was originally a native of Cainta, Rizal.

Arturo, her father, in an earlier interview, said aside from free medical, dental and surgical assistance to Santiago residents, they will offer scholarships to those who are willing to study but need financial assistance.

The main thrust of the foundation is to provide community healing, medical support, and accessible education, he said.

By signing up at the link: https://bit.ly/2pntVsa, anyone who wishes to extend a monetary donation, in-kind donation, his volunteer service, and other assistance can get in touch with the foundation.

The foundation aims that for every P1,500 it could raise, it could support medical supplies for one family in need and for every P1,000 donation, it could provide a high school student a month’s worth of allowance. (WBS)