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MSSD-BARMM provides P10M assistance to Amai PakPak Medical Center

Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has provided a P10-million financial aid to Amai PakPak Medical Center (APMC) in Marawi city that will benefit indigent patients in the region.
Last Monday (September 7), MSSD Minister Raissa Jajurie and Dr. Shalimar Rakiin, APMC hospital chief, inked a deal for the provision of medical assistance to qualified patients that will cover hospitalization, laboratories, and medicines.
According to Jajurie, “The Ministry continues to respond to the pressing poverty and health challenges in BARMM especially in these trying times.”

“This medical assistance is a big help to Bangsamoro people in their hospital bills, medicines as well as laboratory tests,” the MSSD head said.
She added, “We hope that this support can help ease the daily burden of our brothers and sisters amidst COVID-19 pandemic.”

Raikin said the financial assistance is a big help to the indigent patients of Lanao del Sur and Marawi City.

She conveyed that part of the assistance package is the provision for a minimal transportation and food packs for indigent admitted patients.

The financial aid is part of the agency’s “Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program” under the Emergency Assistance Program Fund. 

It is a series of medical assistance provision among vulnerable hospitals all over the Bangsamoro region.

Last August 25, MSSD gave a similar cash assistance amounting to P10-million to Cotabato Regional and Medical Center (CRMC) for the same purpose. (Info source: MSSD)