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WATCH: Go Malasakit TV program features heart patient

03:26 PM September 16, 2019

“Go Malasakit,” the public service program of  Inquirer 990 TV features success stories about the Malasakit Center, a flagship project of Senator Bong Go,  which offers government health assistance.

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It was a typical day for Mae Gape. At 2:30 in the morning, Mae was cooking viand for her partner Nenita.

While cooking, Mae felt dizzy and vomited.

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Her partner Nenita decided to rush Mae to Valenzuela Emergency Hospital in Valenzuela City.

Mae’s blood pressure spiked to 200/180.

Based on doctor’s diagnosis, Mae suffered cardiovascular disease.

Her hospital bill ballooned up to a thousand pesos.

It was then that Nenita learned that Malasakit Center, a flagship program of Senator Bong Go, opened in Valenzuela Emergency Hospital.

Nenita simply brought the hospital bill to Malasakit Center and did not pay even a single centavo.

“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa Malasakit Center dahil wala na kaming binayaran sa ospital, malaking tulong po iyon sa amin,” said Nenita.

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Nenita and Mae’s story was aired over ‘Go Malasakit,’ a public service program of Radyo Inquirer that features touching stories of Malasakit Center.

‘Go Malasakit’ is anchored by Assistant Secretary Jonji Gonzales and Chona Yu and airs every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Beam channel digital TV. Meanwhile,  Malasakit Center is a one-stop-shop that intends to simplify the process of giving medical assistance to the Filipinos confined in government hospitals.

Viewers may call Inquirer 990 TV’s live hotline 519-1876 during the program for information. Social media audiences may also comment on INQUIRER.net’s Facebook live.

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