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Roque launches medical assistance program in Cebu
Roque said that Cebuanos can get in touch with Mabatid, who is the focal person of the program in Cebu, which aims to assist the medical needs of the patients especially those confined at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center.

Roque launches medical assistance program in Cebu

Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) - February 22, 2021 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque led yesterday the nationwide launching of Health Assistance on Recover and Rehabilitation for You (H.A.R.R.Y.) Med Assist in partnership with Cebu City Councilor Prisca Niña Mabatid.

Roque said that Cebuanos can get in touch with Mabatid, who is the focal person of the program in Cebu, which aims to assist the medical needs of the patients especially those confined at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center.

Mabatid assured no politics is involved here other than helping those who are in need of medical assistance.

“Wala ni pamolitika, they can go to my office kung need nila og medical assistance kay naa silay i-fill-up nga form,” said Mabatid.

The event was attended by some barangay captains in Cebu City and several sectors from the transport, market vendors, women, urban poor, farmers, senior citizens, among others.

VSMMC medical chief, Dr. Gerardo Aquino, is thankful with this new program of the government as this will be another help to defray patient’s financial burden aside from the current Malasakit Center.

This program, Mabatid said, will cater to all kinds of diseases including dialysis.

Two residents from Cebu City and one from Mandaue City testified during the event that through HARRY Med Assist their hospital bills were paid amounting to over P100,000 each.

Roque, one of the authors of the Universal Health Law, said that the funding for this new health program still comes from the government.

Aquino added that outpatients can also avail of medical assistance not just those who are confined at VSMMC.

Meanwhile, Roque said that the country will first get the Chinese-brand Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines, not those from Pfizer.

Roque said these Chinese vaccines are supposed to arrive this tomorrow but there will still be a delay as the Emergency Use Authority still has to be approved.

Roque said 600,000 doses of Sinovac will soon arrive wherein 500,000 doses are intended for the health workers and 100,000 for the military.

He also announced in a press conference that once the vaccines will arrive here, President Rodrigo Duterte will personally go to the airport to witness the arrival of the first Chinese vaccines.

Despite the delay in the arrival, Roque said all Filipinos will be vaccinated. — GMR (FREEMAN)

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