72nd Malasakit Center launched in Baler, Aurora

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DAVAO CITY — Despite the challenge besetting the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government launched its 72nd Malasakit Center on Thursday, July 2, in Baler, Aurora.

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go in a press statement said “Service must continue to provide accessible quality health care to the people, especially now that there is the covid-19 threat.”

Go virtually attended the launch of the 72nd Malasakit Center at Aurora Memorial Hospital (AMH) in Baler, Aurora .

The local government- run hospital now houses the first Malasakit Center in the province of Aurora, sixth in Region 3, and 34th in Luzon.

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the country, the Senator has been limiting his visits and attendance to events in compliance with the strict protocols in place to control the spread of the disease in the country.

In his online message, Go congratulated the local government for their strong support to the health program and for providing the center the needed support staff.

“Nakakalungkot nga po, gustong gusto kong magpasalamat sa ating mga kababayan diyan sa Aurora (I am saddened because I really wanted to be there to personally thank the people of Aurora),” Go said in his online message which was heard by the people via Zoom.

the Senator reminded citizens to also comply with health and safety protocols in place. Go, in his message, explained that the Malasakit Center intends to provide better health care access to every Filipino citing that government programs should help ease the plight of Filipinos, particularly the poor, indigent and the sick.“

Malasakit Center is the one stop shop center where government helps the people in their hospitallization and medical needs with the allied health agencies of the government such as PhilHealth, PCSO, DOH and DSWD help the patients and their families in the expenses and medicines.

The Office of the President also help by providing additional funds to help augment the assistance that patients can avail.

A special lane is also provided specifically for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.-Newsline

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