139th Malasakit Center opens in Quezon City

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s 139th Malasakit Center was launched at the Quirino Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City last Monday.

This is the 10th Malasakit Center in the city, in addition to those at the Lung Center of the Philippines, Novaliches District Hospital, Philippine Heart Center, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, East Avenue Medical Center, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, Philippine Orthopedic Center and National Children’s Hospital.

Go, who attended the launch virtually, said in his speech that the Malasakit Centers are a shared vision with President Duterte after they personally witnessed the struggles of low-income families in seeking medical attention.

After the event, Go’s team distributed grocery packs, meals, masks, face shields and vitamins to 359 patients and 1,928 medical frontliners. Representatives of the Department of Social Welfare and Development gave financial assistance to the patients and 878 rank-and-file hospital employees.

Go also gave computer tablets, bicycles, and new pairs of shoes to select recipients.

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