Read : Senator Bong Go Donates to Mary Johnston HospitalMay 28, 2020
On May 23, 2020, Mary Johnston Hospital (MJH) received a total of 50 COVID-19 test kits from the Honorable Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Tesoro Go, or simply known as Senator Bong Go. It is heartwarming to know that the good Senator acknowledged our need in this fight against the pandemic coronavirus. On behalf of its management, its 200 front line workers, and the Board of Trustees, Mary Johnston Hospital would like to express its deepest gratitude. MARAMING SALAMAT AT MABUHAY PO KAYO!
As of May 26, 2020, the 1st District of Tondo has a total of 323 cases confirmed cases according to the data released by the Manila Public Information Office. Of these confirmed cases, 227 are active, 73 recovered, and 23 died from the virus infection. Unfortunately, the city of Manila has still a total of 1,810 suspect cases and 487 cases or 27% are in Tondo, District 1 where MJH is located. This means that the number of COVID-19 cases MJH will cater to is expected to increase in the following days.
From March 16 to May 19, 2020, MJH Emergency Room was able to examine a total of 871 patients for possible coronavirus infection and 527 of these patients were classified as SUSPECT or patients that have signs and symptoms BUT WERE NOT TESTED for COVID-19. There were 344 patients classified as PROBABLE or those who exhibit signs and symptoms AND WERE TESTED FOR COVID-19, and 46 patients were classified as a CONFIRMED or laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19.
Senator Go served as the Special Assistant to the President of the Philippines before joining the Senate in 2019. The good Senator has two (2) Committee Chairmanships, the Committee of Health and Demography, and the Committee of Sports. He authored a landmark law, the Republic Act 11463, or the Malasakit Center Act of 2019, a One-Stop-Shop where indigent patients can efficiently access financial medical assistance from government agencies.
In the government fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Senator Go proposed the Balik Probinsya (BPP) program. According to the National Convergence of Initiative (NCI), the BPP aims to create new sustainable and productive communities through various community development interventions. The program will provide safe and decent housing in provinces to decongest the overcrowded Metro Manila once the coronavirus pandemic is under control. President Rodrigo R. Duterte institutionalized the program on May 6, through the issuance of Executive Order No. 114.