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IMPROVEMENT OF COUNTRY’S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM SHOULD CONTINUE – GO

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go said he remains committed to improve the country’s healthcare services as he lauded a village official and medical doctors of the state-run Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) for spearheading a medical and dental mission in Davao City.

Go, who joined the medical and dental mission organized by Cabantian Kagawad Che-che Justol for residents of Buhangin Proper, hailed the activity, as he mentioned the need to continue with the improvement of country’s healthcare system.

“This is a big help because many Dabawenyos need help and can benefit your program,” the former palace official said in his short message.

The improvement in healthcare services is one of Go’s political agenda.

“Improvement in healthcare services is one of my political agenda.”

The former presidential aide, who is one of the senatorial candidates supported by the Hugpong Pagbabago and the Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), has been helping President Rodrigo Duterte establish the Malasakit Centers across the country.

Go had vowed to push for the enactment of a law institutionalizing the Malasakit Center if given a Senate seat so that the health facilities would continue to be operational even after President Duterte’s term ends in 2022.

The Malasakit Centers serve as one-stop shops that hasten the delivery of medical services to indigent patients and provide access to free medicines.

“Malasakit Centers serve as one-stop shops.” 

A fast lane prioritizing senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) is also available in every center.

The medical and dental mission drew more than a thousand residents of Buhangin Proper.

Justol, who is also a nurse, said the services were offered for free with the help of some medical doctors and dentists from SPMC and the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

She said free medical and dental services are part of her projects because these are needed by people especially those in far-flung barangays.

Justol said she has already covered areas in Tibungco, Sasa, Panacan, and Agdao since last year.

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