SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Wednesday lauded medical frontliners in Tagum City for their service throughout the pandemic.
The senator sent aid to 1,000 beneficiaries composed of medical frontliners, hospital workers, as well as patients of the Davao Regional Medical Center in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.
“Thank you for your sacrifice. Please help our fellow Filipinos. That is our appeal to you. Don’t neglect them. You are the heroes in this fight [against the pandemic]. We salute your sacrifice to protect the life of every Filipino,” Go said in a video message.
Go’s team distributed meals, food packs, face masks, face shields and vitamins to beneficiaries composed of patients, frontliners, and housekeeping and utility personnel of the hospital.
He also gave away pairs of shoes as well as bicycles an alternative mode of transportation amid the pandemic to some of the beneficiaries.
Others were given tablets for their children to participate better under the new blended learning approach implemented in schools.
During the distribution activity, they made sure that health and safety protocols were observed.
The senator also reminded patients that they may conveniently seek medical assistance to cover their hospital bills in the nearest Malasakit Center.
Go assured beneficiaries that once the Covid-19 vaccine was considered safe, effective, and approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use and distribution, the government would prioritize and ensure access to the poor and the vulnerable sectors, as well as the frontliners.
While acknowledging the hard work of hospital workers, Go urged the public to support frontliners by following health protocols to stop the spread of Covid-19 and lessen the burden on the health care sector.
As chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, he reminded Filipinos to always observe health protocols issued by the government and to avoid mass gatherings, especially during the holiday season.