Bong Go wants institutionalization of nationwide emergency medical services system

August 9, 2022 0 Comments

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go has filed a proposed measure seeking to institutionalize an emergency medical services system in the country to respond to the needs of Filipinos nationwide 24/7.,“Dapat maging mabilis, maayos at maaasahan ang serbisyo ng gobyerno pagdating sa oras ng sakuna at iba pang medical emergencies,” Go said in filing Senate Bill entitled “Emergency Medical Services System (EMSS) Act of 2022”,Go added that he seeks to emulate Davao City which is one of the cities in the country to have its own state-of-the-art EMSS.,The senator stressed that it is high time for the government to institutionalize an efficient and well-organized EMSS system nationwide to adequately handle the urgent needs of Filipinos who experience medical emergencies.,“Matagal na itong pangarap ng bawat Pilipino na magkaroon ng emergency number kung saan makakahingi tayo ng tulong mula gobyerno. Nasimulan na ang Emergency 911 hotline na itinatag ni dating pangulong (Rodrigo) Duterte. Mas palakasin pa natin ito sa pamamagitan ng pag-institutionalize ng isang komprehensibong Emergency Medical Services System,” Go said.,He added that the bill aims to set up a system that would give the government the necessary tools and capabilities to respond to medical emergencies encountered by Filipino families nationwide.,“Ito ang magsisiguro na merong sapat na mga personahe, pasilidad, kagamitan at transportasyon na magagamit para sa epektibo, organisado at agarang paghahatid ng mga health and safety services para sa mga biktima o may sakit na kailangang masaklolohan kaagad,” he added.,Under the proposed measure, all local government units are mandated to establish an emergency medical service system for their area of jurisdiction as well as dispatch centers where constituents can call in cases of emergencies.