MANILA, Philippines – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go continues to focus on helping to improve and build more public health facilities saying that Filipinos must always be prepared for any pandemic that may come to the country.
Go made the statement after inspecting the Super Health Center under construction in Arakan, Cotabato.
Go emphasized the importance of strengthening the country’s health care system after the pandemic became an eye-opener for the government to invest more in the health sector.
He assured that he will remain dedicated in supporting this matter to fully service the poor sectors.
“I am pushing because my advocacy as committee chair on health in the Senate is (protecting every Filipino’s) health. We must be prepared, we must invest more in our health care system. We don’t know what pandemic will come to us, we are shocked. To be honest, I was also surprised when that happened to us,” said Go.
Go was instrumental in promoting the allocation of sufficient funds in the 2022 Health Facilities Enhancement Program for the construction of 307 Super Health Centers nationwide.
A Super Health Center is a medium version of a polyclinic and a larger version of a rural health unit. It is smaller than the hospital for emergency cases – delivery, laboratories, x-ray, ambulatory surgical unit, pharmacy and isolation.
“Let’s treat patients who don’t have to run to the capital towns of the province,” explained Go.
He said the Super Health Center is very good because it can help our countrymen immediately to address their emergency cases.
Aside from Arakan, there are three other Super Health Centers in Banisilan, Libungan and Brgy. Freedom in Kidapawan City.
After the Super Health Center site inspection, the senator went to the Regional Evacuation Center where he personally led the relief operation for 500 poor residents.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development also distributed financial assistance through its Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation program to qualified individuals. RNA
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