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Go leads launching of Malasakit Center in Marinduque

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Senator Christopher “Bong” Go led the launching of the country’s 144th Malasakit Center at the Marinduque Provincial Hospital in the capital town of Boac on Tuesday.

“Ipinangako ko ito sa inyo nung huli akong pumunta dito. Sabi natin kung qualified naman ay maglalagay tayo ng Malasakit Center dito sa Marinduque para makatulong sa mga kababayan natin para ‘di na nila kailangan pumunta ng ibang isla para humingi ng tulong,” said Go.

The Malasakit Center is a one-stop shop which brings together the agencies which offer medical assistance, namely the Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, under one roof.

“Para hindi kayo mahirapan, nandito na ang mga ahensya sa inyung ospital. Ginawa natin ito upang maging mas mabilis ang paghahatid ng serbisyo. Lalo na ngayong panahon ng pandemya, kailangan ang gobyerno ang lumapit sa ating mga kababayan,” he added.

Go principally authored and sponsored the measure that became Republic Act No. 11463, also known as the Malasakit Centers Act, after being elected as a senator.

Similar centers in the MIMAROPA Region have also been opened at the Occidental Mindoro Provincial Hospital in Mamburao, Oriental Mindoro Provincial Hospital in Calapan City, Ospital ng Palawan in Puerto Princesa City, and Romblon Provincial Hospital in Odiongan.

The senator also thanked the frontline health workers for their sacrifices and vowed to extend all necessary support to ensure the hospital can continue to provide proper care for patients.