During the 150th Malasakit Center’s opening on March 1 at the Batanes General Hospital in Basco, Batanes’ capital city, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go vowed to keep putting forth and supporting initiatives to enhance access to high-quality healthcare in remote places around the nation.
First in the province and fifth in the Cagayan Valley Region, the aforementioned Malasakit Center.
The Cagayan Valley Medical Center in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, is home to the other centers in the area; Faustino N. Dy, Sr. In the province of Isabela, there are three hospitals: Memorial Hospital in Ilagan City, Southern Isabela Medical Center in Santiago City, and Region II Trauma and Medical Center in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.
Go praised the Duterte Administration’s efforts in a video message to improve the provision of essential basic services for a more responsive government. He committed to continuing to support initiatives and plans that will further Batanes’ growth, notably in the field of public health.
“I am currently natutuwa due to the Malasakit Center’s recent opening in our region. Patuloy akong magseserbisyo sa mga kababayan natin sa Batanes kahit patapos na ang termino ni Pangulong (Rodrigo) Duterte dahil mahal namin kayo. Go said, “Ilang beses na kaming nagawi ng Pangulo diyan noong mga panahon ng bagyo at lindol.”
“Pantay-pantay tayong lahat, huwag niyong ituring fifth class municipality ang (Basco) Batanes dahil para sa amin. Parehas na: Pareho tayong Pilipino at karapatan ninyo makatanggap ng parehas na tulong mula sa ating gobyerno,”
The Department of Health, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office are all represented at the Malasakit Center, which serves as a one-stop shop for all of these organizations that provide medical assistance.
Go established the first Malasakit Center in Cebu City in 2018 while serving as the President’s Special Assistant with the intention of providing patients who are especially underprivileged and incapable of paying for care with easy access to high-quality medical care.
The Malasakit Centers Act, also known as Republic Act No. 11463, was then written and sponsored by him once he was elected senator the next year.
All DOH-run hospitals are required by law to establish their own Malasakit Centers. As long as they adhere to a set of standards, other public hospitals, including those administered by local government entities, are permitted to create their own centers.
“Alam ko ang issue sa baba sa tagal kong nagtrabaho para kay Pangulong Duterte. Karamihan sa ating mga kababayan ay nangagawa ng tulong sa gamot at pagpapaospital. Iba’t ibang ahensya ng gobyerno at minsan pipila pa sila sa kapitolyo para makahingi ng tulong. Go said, “Ubos na panahon nila, ubos pa pamasahe nila.”
In order to make the process more manageable, go ahead and visit the Malasakit Center right away. It is not pinipili. He assured, “Basta Pilipino ka, qualified ka dahil pera niyo ito.
As of February 28, 135.7 million of the 225.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines that the government had acquired had been given out. Approximately 62.3 million Filipinos have received their first dose, and 63.2 million have received all three doses. Additionally, 10.2 million people have received their booster shot.
The government broadened the vaccination program to all young children in the country between the ages of 5 and 11 in order to further increase vaccine coverage.
“Ang buhay at kalusugan ng bawat Pilipino are important in Pangulong Duterte’s eyes. At magpabakuna tayo, sumunod tayo sa mga patakaran. Go pleaded, “Magpabakuna na kayo dahil ito ang pinaka-epektibong paraan para maproteksyonan kayo, kung mahal niyo inyong pamilya.
Siya ang ating naging tuloy sa pagsisiguro na kami ay napapansin at napapakinggan ng pamahalaan, lalo na kay Pangulong Duterte, siya ang ating naging tuloy sa pagsisiguro. Gov. Cayco remarked, “Maraming pondo ang naibaba sa amin… tuwing sinasalanta kami ng kalamidad.
“Sa ngalan ng buong Batanes, taos puso at wagas akong nagpapasalamat sa inyo… para sa lahat ng inyong natulong para sa lahat ng Ivatan… Umaasa ako na hindi dito nagtatapos bagkus patuloy niyo pa rin kaming tutulungan