127th Malasakit Center launched in Bacoor

(The Philippine Star) - July 9, 2021 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Bong Go personally attended the launch of the 127th Malasakit Center at the Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital in Bacoor, Cavite on Wednesday.

Go said the establishment of more Malasakit Centers is part of the Duterte administration’s commitment to bring the government closer to the people and improve public health delivery amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Malasakit Center is the 11th in Calabarzon and second in the province aside from the one at General Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Hospital in Trece Martires City, which opened in January last year.

“Nung wala pa ang Malasakit Center, kailangang pang lumapit ng mga pasyente sa iba’t-ibang opisina ng gobyerno para magmakaawa na tulungan sila. Lunes, pipila yan sa city hall para humingi ng tulong kay mayor, Martes sa PhilHealth at Miyerkules sa Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office,” Go said.

“Bakit ba natin sila pinapahirapan? Bakit kailangan pa nilang magmakaawa sa gobyerno kung pera naman nila ‘yan? Kaya isinulong ko sa Senado para maging batas ‘to para kahit wala na kami ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ay tuloy-tuloy lang ang programang ito,” he said.

The center is a one-stop shop which streamlines the process of acquiring aid from relevant agencies – PhilHealth, PCSO, Department of Health and Department of Social Welfare and Development.

It seeks to reduce hospital bills to the lowest possible amount by covering various patient services and expenses.

Go reminded hospital staff to provide poor patients with the necessary treatment and medical attention. He asked them to properly use government funds to provide sufficient care to those needing tests and medication.

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