Isko sets up temporary shelter for cancer patients

June 27, 2020
Isko Moreno
Mayor Isko Moreno explains the details of the planned halfway house for cancer patients.  Photo by JERRY S. TAN

MANILA Mayor Isko Moreno yesterday said cancer patients will have a new place to stay while undergoing treatment at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH).

The city government has partnered with PGH for the creation of a halfway house for cancer patients especially those coming from the provinces.

Moreno said the patients can stay at the halfway house until they are done with their treatment session. The halfway house for cancer patients is located beside the newly-renovated city library onTaft Avenue.

“Isang building ito, habang nagpapagamot ang mga taga-Mindanao, taga-Visayas, Northern Luzon at Southern Luzon at iba pang malalayong probinsiya. We partnered with PGH, atin ang lote at building tapos gastos ng PGH ang renovation.  Haybols na nila to-its,” Moreno said.