93rd Malasakit Center opens in Lanao Norte

(The Philippine Star) - November 27, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Bong Go personally attended the launch of the 93rd Malasakit Center at the Kapatagan Provincial Hospital in Lanao del Norte on Tuesday.

It was the fifth Malasakit Center in northern Mindanao and the second in the province.

“Hindi na po dapat pahirapan ang pagkuha ng serbisyo mula gobyerno lalo na pagdating sa kalusugan. Kaya ko ipinaglaban ang pagsasabatas ng Malasakit Center dahil pera po ito ng taumbayan kaya dapat lang ibalik ito sa kanila sa pamamagitan ng mabilis, maayos at maaasahang serbisyo,” Go said.

Go is the principal author of Republic Act 11463 or the Malasakit Center Act.

The law creates permanent one-stop shops where indigent and financially incapacitated patients can  conveniently apply for medical assistance.

The Malasakit Center brings together in one office relevant government agencies with existing medical assistance programs, including the Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, PhilHealth and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

It also aims to reduce hospital bills by covering patient services and expenses, such as laboratories, medicine and surgeries.

“Itong Malasakit Center po ay para sa lahat ng Pilipino. Walang pinipili ito, walang pulitika ito. Para po ito sa lahat, lalo na ang poor and indigent patients. Handa pong tumulong ang Malasakit Center sa inyong pangangailangang pangkalusugan,” Go said.

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