The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office announced that its charity assistance department at the Lung Center of the Philippines and its ASAP help desks in hospitals will be open on Saturdays starting October 8.
PCSO chairman Jose Jorge Corpuz said the board continues to improve its operations, particularly the Individual Medical Assistance Program to help more indigent patients seeking financial assistance for health/medical related cases and provide more efficient service to the Filipino people.
Patients who have urgent cases and those in hospitals due for discharge on weekends need not wait until Monday for their papers to be processed, Corpuz said.
PCSO general manager Alexander Balutan and director Atty. Loreto Ata vowed to improve the services of the office in the days to come.
Millions of Filipinos have benefitted from the aid program of PCSO, and more will benefit from the extended working days.