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Malasakit Center to rise soon in Lung Center of the Philippines, other areas too - Go

December 22, 2018 - Saturday 2:12 PM by PR

Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go today bared that another Malasakit Center would soon open at the Lung Center of the Philippines and in other parts of the country.

In a radio interview, Go noted that there is already a Malasakit Center in Manila at the Philippine General Hospital, adding that another one will soon open  in Quezon City, particularly at the Lung Center.

“Soon, sa Lung Center, mayroon din po, magbubukas na po,” Go said.

A Malasakit Center is a one-stop-shop housing all concerned government agencies such as the DOH, DSWD, PSCO, PAGCOR and Philhealth to make it easier for poor and disadvantaged patients to secure medical and financial assistance from the government.

Go is instrumental in putting up Malasakit Center during his stint as special assistant to President Rodrigo Duterte.

He noted that the Malasakit Center is a continuing program of the Duterte administration.

“Tuloy-tuloy po yan, ang programa ni Pangulong Duterte sa inyo,” Go said.

In addition to the Lung Center, Go bared that also in the pipeline are similar centers in General Santos City, Surigao City and in other other key cities with hopes that eventually, each province will have its own.

Earlier, Go said he decided to run for the Senate to support the programs of President Duterte. He said he wants to serve the people in the same kind of honest and real service that Duterte has shown.

As part of his legislative agenda in the Senate, Go wants to further improve the delivery of health care services through a law that would institutionalize the establishment of more Malasakit Centers in all provinces and urban centers in the country.

Currently there are 18 operational Malasakit Centers in the country, with the latest one at the Bulacan Medical Center in Malolos City, Bulacan that Go helped launch on December 11, 2018.

Apart from health programs, Go’s legislative agenda covers agriculture, illegal drugs and criminality, housing, education, long-term sports development, anti-corruption, localized peace talks, fire protection and prevention, creation of a Department of OFW,  Magna Carta for barangay officials, and improved benefits for senior citizens.

In parting, Go wished Filipinos a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

“Ang wish ko lang po sa lahat ay sana magkaroon tayo ng masaganang bagong taon at sana po ay walang magkasakit, tayo po ay maging masaya sa pagsalubong ng bagong taon, at maging malusog ang ating mga kababayan,” Go said