DAVAO CITY – Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said he remains committed to improving healthcare services as he cited a village official and medical doctors of state-run Southern Philippines Medical Center for spearheading a medical and dental mission here.
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 improving the healthcare system in the country.
“This is a big help because many Dabawenyos need help and can benefit your program,” Go said in his short message.
The improvement in healthcare services is one of Go’s 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.
A fast lane prioritizing senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) is also available in every center.
Saturday’s 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. (PNA)