Along with the inauguration of the new EVRMC Main building last May 22, 2018, EVRMC in partnership with the Office of the Presidential Assistance for the Visayas (OPAV) also unveiled the EVRMC’s Malasakit Center, a one stop shop that provide assistance to the underprevileged people of the region. It will work together hand in hand with other government agencies such as, De- partment of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philippine Charity Sweepstake Office (PCSO), Philippine Amusement Gaming Corp (PAGCOR), Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth)and Department Of Health (DOH).
The government handed over a budget of 15 million pesos for the first operation of our very own Malasakit Center. This is President Duterte’s way of upholding his advocacy in help- ing the people who have no financial capacity to pay for their medical treatments and medicines.
The Malasakit Center is inspired by President Duterte’s Pagkalinga sa Bayan program when he was still a Mayor of Davao City. This is thus, the second center in the Visayas after Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center’s launching last February 12, 2018 in Cebu City. Other target sites will soon to open in various DOH retained hospitals in the Visayas by the of end 2018.