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Go sends help for CamSur typhoon victims

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Bong Go sent a team to Bula, Camarines Sur on Thursday to distribute assistance to 841 people who are recovering from the devastation from Typhoon Rolly.

In a video message, Go – chair of the Senate committee on health and demography – reminded the beneficiaries who trooped to continue looking after their health and well-being.

He urged residents with health problems to visit the Malasakit Centers at the Bicol Medical Center in Naga City, and at the Bicol Region General Hospital and Geriatric Medical Center in Cabusao.

The Malasakit Centers Act aims to provide convenient access to medical assistance offered by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Health, Philippine Health Insurance Corp. and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

“Zero balance po ang target ng Malasakit Center. It is meant to assist the poor and indigent patients,” Go said.

He reminded the public to continue observing health protocols, noting the COVID virus is still very much around.

Go said the government’s vaccine rollout continues in far-flung communities to ensure that the country attains herd immunity.

Go’s team distributed meals, masks, face shields and vitamins to the beneficiaries.

Some beneficiaries received new pairs of shoes and bicycles, while others were given computer tablets for their children’s online schooling.

Apart from the help provided by Go, representatives from the DSWD gave financial assistance to internally displaced persons.

Go also supported the funding of various infrastructure projects in Camarines Sur.

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