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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Senator Go calls on indigent AgSurnons to get assistance from Malasakit Center

BUTUAN CITY – In time with the launching of the 131st Malasakit Center in the province of Agusan del Sur, Senator Bong Go called on indigent AgSurnons to avail of the services should they need medical assistance.  

Senator Go gave emphasis how significant it is to the lives of the Filipino people to have easier access to medical needs. "The government led by President Rodrigo Duterte is serious in addressing the needs of the populace. Kahit ano mang layo ang lugar, basta kaya lang namin, pupuntahan po ng gobyerno para maipaabot sa inyo ang mga serbisyo (no matter how far the area, as long as we’re capable of going, we in the government will do everything to bring the needed services in your place)," he cited.

Senator Bong Go ssaid the Malasakit Center targets to serve the most vulnerable sectors, the underprivileged, and ensure that they get the medical care they need in the most convenient way. He also asked the medical doctors manning the D.O. Plaza Memorial Hospital to take good care of the patients and accommodate those who would be asking for help.

"Basta Pilipino, pwedeng mag-qualify sa ating Malasakit Center. Target natin ang Zero balance para sa mga pasyente. 'Yung uuwi sila sa kanilang mga bahay mula sa ospital na wala nang aalalahanin pa (As long as the person is Filipino people, he/she could qualify from getting assistance at the Malasakit Center. Our aim is to ensure zero balance bill for the patients. We want them leave the hospital and go home at peace)," Go said.

He also thanked all the local officials from the provincial government to municipal, city and down to the barangays for constantly providing public service to their respective constituents especially during this time of COVID-19 pandemic.

The senator further urged all the AgSurnons to get vaccinated and maintain practicing the health protocols against the transmission of COVID-19 to keep everyone safe. "Pakiusap po namin sa inyo, habing nandiyan po ang Delta variant, mas mag-ingat po tayo at kung maaari ay siguruhing napabakunahan po ang ating mga pamilya. Libre po ito kaya huwag po nating sayangin ang pagkakataong ito (I appeal to everyone to be very cautious considering the presence of the Delta variant. Let’s make sure that our family gets vaccinated. This is free, so let’s not miss this opportunity)," he said.

"Magbayanihan po tayo, magmalasakit po tayo sa ating kapwa. Kaya po nating malampasan ang lahat ng ito (Let’s continue the spirit of Bayanihan and take good care of everyone. We will surpass all these)," added Go.

Go also announced that the 126 patients at the D.O. Plaza Memorial Hospital in Agusan del Sur, as well as the more than 300 frontliners will receive grocery packs, vitamin supplements, face masks and face shields from his office.

He also encouraged the students to study well in order to achieve their dreams. Some bikes and shoes were also distributed after a raffle at the venue.

Go also highlighted that the D.O. Plaza Memorial Hospital will receive a replenishment worth P3-million every month. "Apart from this, the Office of the President will also provide a one-time download of medical assistance for indigent-patients worth P10-million for the 1st semester and another P10-million for the 2nd semester of this year," he said. (JPG/PIA-Agusan del Sur)