Go helps Kalibo indigents

Senator Christopher ‘Bong’ Go | Photographs courtesy of SBG

Sen. “Bong” Go made clear his commitment to help improve access to affordable healthcare services and better health facilities, especially in rural areas, at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Super Health Center in Kalibo, Aklan.

Four Super Health Centers in Western Visayas had their groundbreaking on the same day with Senator Go as guest together with respective local officials.

Go, who chairs the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, expressed his hope that the establishment of more Super Health Centers across the country would enable the government to assist more underprivileged Filipinos.

Services offered in Super Health Centers include database management, out-patient, birthing, isolation, diagnostic (laboratory: x-ray and ultrasound), pharmacy and ambulatory surgical unit.

Other available services are eye, ear, nose, and throat (EENT) service; oncology centers; physical therapy and rehabilitation center; and telemedicine, where remote diagnosis and treatment of patients will be done.

Go, who was instrumental in securing funding for the construction of Super Health Centers, has stated that the government intends to construct additional Super Health Centers this year after more than 300 of the said facilities were funded last year.

In Aklan, another Super Health Center in Ibajay was funded under the DOH’s 2022 budget. This year, more Super Health Centers will be established in Balete, Batan, Malay, New Washington, Numancia, and Tangalan.

After the event, Go and his team held a relief operation at the Barangay Caano covered court where they gave away meals, food packs, masks, and vitamins to 217 indigent residents in the town. Select beneficiaries also received bicycles, shoes, computer tablets, and balls for basketball and volleyball.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development, through its Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation program, also extended financial aid to help the residents sustain their basic needs.

Go, likewise, offered additional assistance to those with health concerns. He also advised them to visit the Malasakit Center located at the Dr. Rafael S. Tumbokon Memorial Hospital in Kalibo.

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