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Bong Go brings gov’t health services closer to Marinduque with 144th Malasakit Center


Bong Go Marinduque Malasakit Center

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Christopher “Bong” Go congratulated the individuals of Marinduque on the launch of the nation’s 144th Malasakit Center on the Marinduque Provincial Hospital within the capital city of Boac on Tuesday, October 19.

The heart is the primary within the province and a part of a wider effort by the Duterte Administration to carry public health services, significantly medical help, closer to the individuals, particularly in rural and underserved areas.

“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,” mentioned Go highlighting the achievement of his promise.

Marinduque is an island province situated within the southern a part of Luzon. It is separated from mainland Luzon by Tayabas Bay. Owing to its being an island, residents requiring extra substantial authorities help usually have to journey by boat and go to the mainland.

“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.

In 2019, Go principally authored and sponsored the measure that turned Republic Act No. 11463, also called the Malasakit Centers Act, after being elected as a senator.

The Malasakit Center is a one-stop store that brings collectively the companies which supply medical help, specifically the Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, underneath one roof.

Similar facilities within the MIMAROPA Region have additionally been opened on 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.

“Zero balance ang target nito para wala na kayong babayaran. Kung kulang ang tulong ng mga ahensya, mayroong inilaan din na dagdag pondo si Pangulong (Rodrigo) Duterte. Pakiusap nalang namin sa mga doktor at social worker, ‘wag niyong pabayaan ang ating mga mahihirap na kababayan, ‘yung helpless, hopeless at walang matakbuhan,” appealed Go.

The senator thanked the frontline health employees for his or her sacrifices and vowed to prolong all essential help to make sure the hospital can proceed to present correct look after sufferers.

He particularly reiterated his dedication to push for the passage of Senate Bill No. 2421 which he co-sponsored and takes into consideration an earlier invoice that Go authored. The invoice supplies for a COVID-19 Risk Allowance in lieu of the particular danger allowance and different monetary compensation granted underneath the Bayanihan 2.

“Hindi nababayaran ng kahit ano man ‘yung sakripisyo ninyo sa panahon ngayon. Kaya ipaglalaban ko ang inyong kapakanan. Iyung sinasabi nilang exposed lang ‘yung bibigyan ng risk allowance, napaka-unfair nun! Hindi kami papayag ng ganoon dahil hindi naman natin nakikita ‘yung COVID. Pagpasok mo palang sa ospital, dapat considered exposed kana,” he defined.

As the nation continues to confront the pandemic, Go then praised the federal government’s efforts to speed up the vaccination drive which has to this point administered 54.8 million doses of vaccines, together with 28.3 million first doses and 24.5 million second or single doses.

“Paalala ko sa ating mga kababayan, kung gusto niyo tulungan ang mga health workers, kung gusto niyo bumaba ang mga kaso at hindi mapuno ‘yung ospital, magpabakuna na kayo. Wala namang ibang paraan para makamtan natin ang population protection at herd immunity sa ngayon,” mentioned Go.

“Napatunayan natin ngayon sa Metro Manila, dahil 77% (of eligible adults) na ang fully vaccinated, na bumababa ‘yung mga kaso. Kung mababa ang kaso, mabubuksan natin muli ang ekonomiya. ‘Pag bukas ‘yung ekonomiya, makakabalik kayo sa trabaho at may laman ang tiyan niyo. Alam niyo, hindi lang COVID ang kalaban natin ngayon, kagutuman rin po,” he warned.

Following the ceremony, his employees handed out meals, meals packs, nutritional vitamins, masks, and face shields to a complete of 303 health employees and 50 sufferers. They additionally gave choose health employees sneakers or bicycles for his or her every day commute or laptop tablets for his or her youngsters to use in class.

Moreover, personnel from the DSWD distributed monetary help to every affected person and 190 rank-and-file staff of the hospital.

In an interview, the relations of a number of the hospital’s youngest sufferers expressed their gratitude for the brand new Malasakit Center and appealed for additional help from the senator to allow them to avail the absolute best therapy for his or her family members.

“Nanay ako ni Clara Maiella Abetria, two years old, may congenital (problem)… Everytime na oospital si Clara, lumalaki ang bill namin. ‘Yung two months namin sa (Philippine General Hospital), halos umabot ng 400 to 500 thousand ang bill. ‘Yung oxygen niya, inaabot 8,000 din per month,” mentioned Richelle Abetria.

“Hihingi po sana kami ng tulong kay Senator Bong Go na matulungan kami sa gastusin sa hospital… Sana matulungan din kami maluwas ang aking anak sa Manila para sa mapalitan ang tracheostomy tube nila. Wala po kasi magpapalit dito ng ganun kasi maselan ang operasyon at kulang ang espesyalista para sa ganun,” added Diovani Abertria after interesting to Go for assist.

Despite submitting his candidacy for vp for the upcoming nationwide elections, Go maintained that his focus stays on fulfilling his mandate as a senator and making certain that no Filipino can be left behind in the direction of restoration amid the continued health disaster.

“Huwag muna natin pag-usapan ang pulitika ngayon. Unahin muna natin malampasan ang pandemyang ito. ‘Yun ang hinihintay ng mga Pilipino. Magtulungan, magmalasakit at magbayanihan tayo at hindi nalalayo na baka bumalik na tayo sa normal natin na pamumuhay,” inspired Go.

He and his staff then proceeded to the Marinduque State University campus in Boac the place they handed out help to 557 residents affected by a current calamity.

“Ako naman, gaya ng ipinangako ko sa inyo noon ay pupuntahan ko ako kahit saan sulok kayo ng Pilipinas para magbigay ng tulong sa inyo, makapagbigay ng solusyon sa inyong mga problema at makapag iwan ng kaunting ngiti sa panahon ng pagdadalamhati,” he ended.

Among these current with Go had been Speaker Lord Velasco, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, Governor Presbitero Velasco Jr., and different nationwide and native authorities leaders together with Chief of Hospital Dr. Manuel Zaratan.

/MUF

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