Manila, Sept. 14 -- alasakit Centers are a step closer to being institutionalized as the Senate conducted a hearing on Tuesday on Senate Bill No. 199, otherwise known as the Malasakit Center Act of 2019, filed by Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go before the 18th Congress opened.

Go wants Malasakit Centers to complement the implementation of Republic Act No. 11223, or the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act.

The senator has been at the forefront of efforts to improve the various medical and healthcare services of the government and making these more accessible and affordable to the ordinary Filipinos.

"With this measure, we can further streamline and expedite the delivery of medical services to Filipinos, especially to those who need the...