Secretary Dino graces Malasakit Center launching

Secretary Dino graces Malasakit Center launching

Secretary Dino graces Malasakit Center launching

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BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Secretary Michael Dino, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas took center stage yesterday as the guest of honor in the launching of the Malasakit Center at the Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center, this City.
In his message, Sec. Dino said that with the presence of the Malasakit Center in the province, Bataeños will now enjoy cheaper if not free medical services.
A P5 M fund was given for the center to augment the health services of the different agencies such as DSWD, Philhealth, PAGCOR, PCSO.
The Malasakit Center started as a local project in Davao and later on replicated in Cebu and then nationwide, with 34 Malasakit Centers across the nation. The Bataan center is the 14th Luzon and 40 more centers are to be built in different parts of the country.
With all the Malasakit Centers now fully operational, serving more than 100 thousand patients in medical and financial assistance, Sec. Dino said that the government is now spending 300 M pesos every month.
Also present at the event were Cong. Joet Garcia, former Congresswoman Herminia Roman, Vice Gov. Cris Garcia, Balanga City Mayor Francis Garcia, Mariveles Mayor Ace Jello Concepcion, Dinalupihan Mayor Gila Garcia, Hermosa Mayor Jopet Inton, Orion Mayor Tonypep Raymundo, municipal councilors and barangay officials of the different municipalities.

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