3,678 in­di­gents given free Philhealth in Florid­ablanca

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FLORID­ABLANCA— Some 3,678 in­di­gents listed in the Na­tional House­hold Tar­get­ing Sys­tems (NHTS) and 4Ps ben­e­fited from free Philhealth given through the “Alaga Ka Road­show” in this town.

The dis­tri­bu­tion was led by Gover­nor Lilia Nanay Pineda and Mayor Dar­win Manalansan in­clud­ing the Sang­gu­ni­ang Bayan at the town’s Sports Com­plex on Tues­day.

Gover­nor Pineda also an­nounced the 3,000 square me­ter ex­pan­sion of Ro­mana Pan­gan District Hospi­tal in front of the hospi­tal be­side the main road with an al­lot­ted fund of P30-mil­lion.

She said in­di­gents who are not ben­e­fi­cia­ries of NHTS and 4Ps may still avail of free Philhealth from the 11 pro­vin­cial and district hos­pi­tals of the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment through the Point of Care Pro­gram funded by the Sang­gu­ni­ang Pan­lalaw­igan.

The gover­nor said the Philhealth Alaga Ka pro­gram would en­sure that in­di­gent mem­bers are made aware of how to avail ba­sic health ser­vices in gov­ern­ment hos­pi­tals, ru­ral health units and health cen­ters.

“You have no rea­sons not to visit your doc­tors be­cause you have now your Philhealth’s Mem­ber Data Record, which will en­sure the no bal­ance pol­icy in gov­ern­ment hospi­tal once you were ad­mit­ted. I urge you to make use of these health ben­e­fits,” the gover­nor told thou­sands of ben ef i ci ar i es.

She urged the ben­e­fi­cia­ries to keep and take good care of the mem­ber data record as it will serve them as pass­port when­ever they are ad­mit­ted in hos­pi­tals.

She said that among the ser­vices un­der the ALAGA Ka pro­gram are the pro­vi­sions of mi­cronu­tri­ent sup­ple­ments, ma­ter­nal and neona­tal care pack­age, and fam­ily plan­ning, aside from treat­ment pack­age for tu­ber­cu­lo­sis and free health care ser­vices in pub­lic hos­pi­tals.

She added that the MDR hold­ers could be able to con­sult with a pri­mary care doc­tor and en­ti­tled to a pack­age of pre­ven­tive and pro­mo­tive ser­vices de­signed to keep them healthy and to de­tect ill­nesses early on.

“This in­clude reg­u­lar blood pres­sure mon­i­tor­ing, coun­sel­ing on breast­feed­ing, smok­ing ces­sa­tion and life­style mod­i­fi­ca­tion, screen­ing ser­vices to de­tect breast and cer­vi­cal can­cers and dig­i­tal rec­tal exam,” she said.

Manalansan thanked the ad­min­is­tra­tion of Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte, Gover­nor Pineda and the Philhealth per­son­nel for bring­ing health care pro­gram eas­ier and at no cost to the peo­ple.

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