By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday thanked his former aide now Senator Bong Go for the passage of a law that institutionalizes Malasakit Centers in hospitals run by the Department of Health.
“The Malasakit Centers Act has proven to be of great help to our less fortunate citizens needing medical services through a one-stop platform in government hospitals,” Duterte said in his penultimate State of the Nation Address at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City.
The Chief Executive commended Go for the initiative that provides medical and financial assistance to poor and indigent patients.
A total of 75 Malasakit Centers have been established across the country, he added.
“These centers will be of great help in ensuring that our people remain healthy and resilient during these challenging times,” Duterte said.