Second batch of medical workers from Visayas deployed in NCR

SEN. Christopher “Bong” Go lauded the second batch of medical frontliners from the Visayas who volunteered to work in hospitals and health care facilities in the National Capital Region (NCR).

They heeded the senator’s appeal to volunteer in Metro Manila amid the rising number of Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) cases in the region.

“Maraming salamat sa inyong patuloy na pagmamalasakit sa ating kapwa Pilipino (Thank you for your continued expression of concern to our fellow Filipinos,” Go said in a video message.

A ceremonial send-off was held in Cebu City on April 16 for 30 nurses from Central Visayas. Twenty of them were assigned to the National Center for Mental Health in Mandaluyong City while the rest will be deployed to the Las Piñas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center.

On April 8, the first batch of volunteers composed of 50 medical frontliners, including 11 doctors, 35 nurses and four medical technologists from the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City and Department of Health – Central Visayas were sent off to the NCR.

“In these trying times, a whole-of-nation approach is needed to fully overcome this pandemic. I am sure that, with everybody’s cooperation and support, we will be triumphant,” Go said.

“Each of us has a role to play in the fight against Covid-19,” said the chairman of the Senate Committee on Health in Filipino.

Go added, “This is not the fight of the government alone but the fight of the entire Filipino nation and the whole world.”

“I’m happy to see that the spirit of bayanihan (communal spirit) is still alive despite the successive challenges that hit the country,” he said.