Para sa mahirap: Erap inks accord to boost LinGap sa Masa program

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Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada continues to address the heath needs of his constituents especially the poor.

The veteran politiko recently inked a memorandum of agreement (MOA) aimed to boost the implementation of the “Lingap at Gabay Para sa May Sakit (LinGap sa Masa)” for the city’s six district hospitals.

Estrada signed the MOA with Department of Social Welfare and Development OIC-Secretary Emmanuel Leyco; DSWD-National Capital Region Director Vincent Andrew Leyson and DSWD-NCR Crisis Intervention Unit head Marlene Guzman at Manila City Hall.

The agreement aims to provide free medicines to indigents and government workers.

“For me, ‘LinGap sa Masa’ health care is for the people, it belongs to the people, that’s why I am very thankful to President Rodrigo Duterte for allocating P1 billion in medical assistance to our poor countrymen,” Estrada said.

“Thank you for his ready response to the needs of our poor Filipinos who cannot afford to buy medicines,” he added.

The six hospitals include Ospital ng Maynila, Jose Abad Santos General Hospital, Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center, Sta. Ana Hospital, Ospital ng Tondo, and Ospital ng Sampaloc.