Mobile technology helps in protecting Sasmuan mangroves
SASMUAN — Mobile technology can in fact help save the environment .
This as the Sasmuan Bangkung Malapad Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Ar ea (SBMCHEA) in this town is now benefitting from the advances made in mobile technology and is now being applied to the preservation of mangroves inside the critical habitat area.
This as mobile companies Ericsson and Smart formalized an agreement with the local government of Sasmuan for the Connected Mangroves project.
The center is staffed by representatives from Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, and other government agencies.
The centers help ease the process for patients availing medical and financial assistance from the government.
“We are eyeing the establishment of more Malasakit Centers especially on key health institutions and strategic areas in the country to be able to provide assistance to our fellow Filipinos who most need of help. In this way, we hope to instill to every Filipino that health care is not only for the rich, but a priority for everybody,” he said.
Among the areas eyed by Go for the next Malasakit Centers are in Visayas, Mindanao and other key places in Luzon that are easily accessible to and have complete medical facilities to treat patients.
If given a seat in the senate, Go said he will push for an enactment of law institutionalizing the Malasakit Centers which have been beneficial in treating and saving the lives of ailing poor Filipino patients.
“Once institutionalized, Filipinos can be assured of the quick access to quality but free medical programs even when President Duterte steps down of his post in 2022,” Go said.