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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Go to launch 10th Malasakit Center in Pampanga

MANILA, October 7, 2018 — Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go is set to launch the tenth Malasakit Center in Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital in Pampanga tomorrow, October 8, 2018. 

On August 28, 2018, Go visited Pampanga to provide relief operations to those affected by the flooding. He promised to put up a Malasakit Center in Pampanga during his last visit.

Go eyed to put up a Malasakit Center in Pampanga to give Kapampangans easier access to financial assistance, in line President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s commitment to provide quality health services to all Filipinos.

Go has been instrumental in putting up Malasakit Centers throughout the country. The Malasakit Center is a one-stop shop program of President Duterte to hasten the delivery of medical services and give poor patients access to free medicine.

Under the program, patients are assisted in availing themselves of the services and financial assistance provided by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), the Philippine Amusement and Games Corporation (PAGCOR), Department of Health (DoH), and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Pooled together, the assistance can push the patient's medical bill, including medicines, to the lowest possible amount.