Florid­ablanca folks get Philhealth cards

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY IAN OCAMPO FLORA Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

FLORID­ABLANCA — Indi­gents from this town and the nearby town of Lubao r ecei v ed PhilHealth cards un­der the pro­gram dubbed “Alaga Ka para sa Maayos na Buhay” or sim­ply Alaga Ka in or­der to pro­vide poor fam­i­lies with greater ac­cess to pri­mary health care ser­vices.

Gover­nor Lilia Pineda led the distri­bu­tion at the Florid­ablanca Sports Com­plex while re­cent dis­tri­bu­tions were also held in Lubao town.

The distri­bu­tion is aimed at pro­vid­ing help for the poor­est of the poor, which is be­ing car­ried out by the Depart­ment of Health (DOH), PhilHealth and the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment.

“Alaga Ka” is aimed at help­ing Filipinos ben­e­fit from the health ser­vices that PhilHealth of­fers for a min­i­mum or zero bal­ance bill.

Alaga, which stands for ALAmin at GAmitin, is a cam­paign strat­egy that aims to bet­ter dis­sem­i­nate ap­pro­pri­ate in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing rights and priv­i­leges un­der the present Kalusugan Pangkala­hatan (KP) to PhilHealth mem­bers, es­pe­cially to qual­i­fied de­pen­dents of in­di­gent, spon­sored pro­gram and or­ga­nized groups as well as land-based mem­bers of those un­der the Over­seas Work­ers Pro­gram (OWP) and em­ploy­ees of the DepEd.

PhilHealth’s Alaga Ka pro­gram aims to care for the poor by mak­ing pri­mary health care ef­fec­tively reach indi­gents through var­i­ous ser­vices

of DOH, LGUs and PhilHealth through its “TSeKaP or Tamang Ser­bisyo para sa Kalusugan ng Pam­ilya.”

Aside from this, the gover­nor also men­tioned that non-Philhealth mem­bers can avail of its ser­vices through PhilHealth’s “point of care pro­gram”.

“Point of care” is a health pro­gram where the poor pa­tients who are non-PhilHealth mem­bers, ad­mit­ted in gov­ern­ment hos­pi­tals like in the eleven district hos­pi­tals, may also avail of the ser­vices of Philhealth.

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