THE Ministry of Social Service and Development in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MSSD-Barmm) has released P5-million financial assistance to the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) of Tawi-Tawi.
MSSD Minister Raissa Jajurie said the fund will be used for the hospitalization, laboratory tests, and medicines of indigent patients at the Datu Halun Sakilan Memorial Hospital in Bongao, the capital town of Tawi-Tawi.
Jajurie said the fund will also cover the patients' other needs, such as their transportation fare, meals for their watchers and hygiene kits, among others.
Jajurie said the financial aid is part of MSSD's Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program under the Emergency Assistance Program Fund.
She said it is a series of medical assistance provision among vulnerable hospitals all over Barmm.
She announced earlier that the MSSD will continue to respond to the pressing poverty and health challenges in Barmm, especially amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
She said MSSD remains committed to assist and respond to the needs of the most vulnerable sectors in Barmm. (SunStar Zamboanga)