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Bong Go facilitates more donation turnovers to hospitals, provides assistance to Caraga Regional Hospital

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to threaten the lives of many Filipinos, and the capabilities of hospitals and their human resources that cater to COVID-19 affected individuals.

In response to such immense responsibility undertaken by health facilities, the Office of Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go continues to help private donors reach intended beneficiaries by facilitating donation turnovers and distributing assistance to health facilities all over the country.

On Tuesday, May 19, Go’s office turned over sacks of rice, face masks and thermal scanners to Caraga Regional Hospital. (Photo from OSBG)

“Patuloy na dumarating ang mga donasyon mula sa mga pribadong indibidwal. Ang kanilang hiling ay ang maibigay ang mga donasyong ito sa mga nangangailangan,” Go said.

“Kaya naman patuloy nating ginagawa ang turnover of donations sa maraming hospital dahil alam nating kailangan ito ng ating mga frontliners at pati na rin ang lahat ng bumubuo ng ospital,” he added.

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Go’s office turned over sacks of rice, face masks and thermal scanners to Caraga Regional Hospital through its medical center chief, Dr. Cheryl A. Gotinga, MD, FPPS, nurse Grace D. Platil, supervising administration officer Atty. Clayton Edgar M. Delgado, and Malasakit social worker Luo Francis P. Solana.

These donations were intended for the hospital’s frontliners, such as doctors, nurses, medical technologists and radiologic technologists, respiratory team, ambulance drivers, and Malasakit Center staff.

“Ang mga donasyong ito, tulad ng mga sako ng bigas para sa ating mga frontliners at mga empleyado ng ospital, ay isang pasasalamat natin sa kanilang walang sawang pagserbisyo sa mga Pilipino kahit buhay na nila ang nakasalalay,” Go explained.

“Hindi madali ang trabahong nakaantabay, halos bente-kwatro oras sa buong araw, dahil sa pangamba ng kalagayan ng mga pasyente at, siyempre, sa banta na dala ng virus na ito,” he added.

The medical facility located in Surigao City, Surigao del Sur, serves patients in the Surigao area. It is a Level 2 hospital hosting the country’s 27th Malasakit Center. The center was opened last March 1, 2019.

“Itong mga donasyon ay mula sa ating mga kababayan. Patunay lamang na sa panahon ng hirap, nariyan ang maraming tao na bukas ang loob na tulungan ang mas nangangailangan. Buhay na buhay ang pakikipagtulungan at bayanihan sa ating bansa,” Go said.

Similar donations were also previously delivered and officially turned over to many hospitals in Mindanao. These include Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) in Cagayan de Oro City which received the donations last Saturday, May 16; Dr. Jorge P. Royeca Hospital (DJPRH) in General Santos City last May 15; and Southern Philippines Medical Center and Davao Regional Medical Center in Davao City and Tagum City, respectively, a few weeks ago.

“Malaki ang aking tiwala na malalabanan natin ang COVID-19. Ngunit, kailangan din nating ipakita sa mga frontliners na sa kabila ng krisis na hinaharap natin lahat, ang kanilang pagod at pawis ay hindi napupunta sa wala,” Go explained.

“Nakikita ito at nararamdaman ng bawat Pilipino ang dedikasyon at puso ng ating mga frontliners,” the senator said.

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