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Go opens another Malasakit Center in CamSur

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Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Tuesday, June 29, joined the virtual launch of the country’s 123rd Malasakit Center held at the Bicol Region General Hospital and Geriatric Medical Center in Cabusao, Camarines Sur.

The Malasakit Center is the fifth in the Bicol region and second in Camarines Sur, in addition to that of the Bicol Medical Center in Naga City.

The same was also opened at the Masbate Provincial Hospital in Masbate City the previous day, June 28.

Another Malasakit Center is set to be launched this Wednesday, June 30, in Camarines Norte Provincial Hospital in Daet, Camarines Norte, marking the 124th of its kind to be established.

“Natutuwa ako na ang mga kababayan nating Bicolano sa Cabusao at mga karatig nitong bayan ay magkakaroon na ng sarili nilang Malasakit Center. Sabihan niyo ang mga kapitbahay, kapitbarangay at kapitbayan niyo na mayro’n na kayong Malasakit Center na handang tumulong sa inyo diyan sa Camarines Sur,” Go said.

To simplify and improve convenience in the process of requesting for medical related government aid, the center brings together under one roof the different national agencies from which Filipino patients may avail of medical assistance.

The agencies are the Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

The one-stop-stop aims to reduce the hospital bill to the lowest amount possible by covering various patient services and expenses, pursuant to Republic Act No. 11463 or the Malasakit Centers Act of 2019, which Go principally authored and sponsored in the Senate.