SENATOR Christopher “Bong” Go, Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, expressed his support for the initiative of the Department of Health and its partner organizations in launching the “Basic Kalinga Kit” for COVID-19 patients.
According to DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III, the agency has finished arranging about 35,000 COVID-19 care kits which will contain 20 pieces of masks, a bottle of sanitizer, soap and medicines. This is in partnership with the World Health Organization and Procter & Gamble Company.
“Salamat po sa Department of Health at sa private sector dahil napakalaking bagay po talaga itong naging inisyatibo ng DOH lalo na po para sa mga kababayan nating tinamaan ng sakit na COVID-19,” expressed Go.
“Isa lang po ito sa mga hakbang upang mapalakas pa ang ating COVID-19 response at hindi bumagsak ang ating healthcare system. Sa paraan na ito ay marami pa tayong kababayan na matutulungan lalo na po ‘yung mga mahihirap,” he continued.
“Sa pakikipagtulungan ng pribadong sektor at ng gobyerno, malayo ang ating mararating tungo sa pagkakaroon ng mas ligtas na komunidad lalo na ngayong may pandemya,” he added.
The senator continued to underscore the significance of boosting the country’s health care system especially amid the spike of reported COVID-19 cases due to new variants. He then reaffirmed that he will consistently extend his support towards such efforts to ensure that more Filipinos are protected and provided with necessary support during public health emergencies.
“Now, more than ever, we need to focus our resources on health. As Chair of the Committee on Health, I will ensure that we have sufficient funds to improve our COVID-19 response and assist our recovery efforts,” Go said earlier.