Go graces super health center groundbreaking

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go recently graced the groundbreaking of the Super Health Center in Glan, Sarangani as part of the local celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day.

Go and his team also distributed goods to local indigents at the municipal gym after the groundbreaking ceremony.

Some 500 beneficiaries were given grocery packs, masks, vitamins, shirts and snacks.

The team also distributed some bicycles, mobile phones, shoes and balls for basketball and volleyball.

Personnel from the Department of Social Welfare and Development were with the team and extended financial assistance to some of the locals.

The chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography offered additional assistance to those with health issues. He advised them to seek the services of the Malasakit Center at Dr. Jorge P. Royeca Medical Center in General Santos City.

The Malasakit Center is where poor and indigent patients may conveniently avail of medical assistance from all relevant government agencies in one place. Go is the principal author and sponsor of the Malasakit Centers Act that institutionalizes the one-stop shop now numbering 152 nationwide.

The senator also encouraged those eligible yet unvaccinated residents to take advantage of the free vaccines against Covid-19 to get better protection from the virus.

Vaccine is the solution to gradually return to a normal life, he stressed.

He emphasized the need to strengthen the healthcare system even more to ensure that the country is better prepared for future pandemics. Go claimed that this was the main factor in his support for the construction of Super Health Centers throughout the country.

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