75th Malasakit Center launched in Occ. Mindoro Provincial Hospital

July 26, 2020
Malasakit center

SENATOR Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go virtually attended the opening of the Malasakit Center at Occidental Mindoro Provincial Hospital in the capital town of Mamburao on July 24, Friday. The said Malasakit Center is the 75th in the country, 37th in Luzon and third in the MIMAROPA region.

“Congratulations po sa inyo sa Occidental Mindoro. Kayo po ‘yung 75th na Malasakit Center sa buong bansa,” Go said as he greeted the staff and administration of the hospital.

The Malasakit Center is a one-stop shop where Filipinos can ask financial and medical assistance from the Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

The Senator emphasized that the Malasakit Center has played an important role in helping Filipinos get the help they need in terms of their hospitalization, especially that the country is going through a health crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) outbreak in the country.

“Nagkataon po ngayon, tingnan ninyo po ‘yung nangyari, nagkaroon ng pandemya. Paano mo aasahan ‘yung Pilipino na pipila dyan sa PCSO, PhilHealth, DOH, DSWD? Madaling araw pipila sila eh, magkakahawaan po ‘yun,” Go lamented.

“Kaya ngayon, mas mabuti na lang mayroon tayong Malasakit Center nasa loob na po ng ospital. Hindi na nila kailangan lumabas pa. Nandyan na po yung apat na ahensya ng gobyerno - PhilHealth, DOH, DSWD, PCSO. Mag-aambag-ambag po sila para po ang target nito zero billing,” the Senator explained.

The Senator also did not miss the opportunity to thank the medical frontliners citing that he will be of service to them and to those in need.

“Sa mga doctors, nurses, health workers po, mga frontliners maraming maraming salamat po sa inyong serbisyo sa ating kapwa Pilipino lalong lalo na po ngayon, kayo po 'yung bayani, kayo po ang nagsasakripisyo sa panahon na ito. Tulungan natin ang ating kapwa Pilipino,” Go said.

“Kami naman po ni Pangulong Duterte, handa kaming umalalay, tumulong at magserbisyo sa abot ng aming makakaya. Kung may problema po kayo bilang frontliners, ‘wag po kayong mag atubiling lumapit sa akin,” he added.

“Kung ano pa po pwede nating gawin sa ating kababayan para mapabilis ‘yung serbisyo magtulungan na lang po tayo, alam kong hirap na hirap kayo sa pandemyang ito, tayo tayo na lang ang dapat magtulungan para malampasan natin ito,” he added.