ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, November 5 --- The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) in collaboration with City Health Office, Department of Social Welfare and Development and Local Civil Registrar of Island Garden City of Samal conducted the Philhealth Caravan dubbed as Alaga Ka Program in Samal Gym, Penaplata, Samal District last October 28, 2015.
About 900 PhilHealth members attended the program and availed the various services offered such as medical check-up, laboratory services, profiling, amendments of Philhealth documents, processing with regards to Local Civil Registry and medicine dispense.
The program Alaga Ka is a multi-sectoral advocacy campaign spearheaded by PhilHealth dubbed as Alaga Ka Para sa Maayos na Buhay. It was first launched on March 2014 under Republic Act 7875 which states: An act instituting a National Health Insurance Program for all Filipinos and establishing the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation for the purpose.
It aims to promote the indigent families with greater access to primary health care services especially that the government recognizes the health of the people as a big factor for the country’s development. The collaboration of its partnered agencies is to make sure that each indigent member are properly informed and instructed on how to avail basic health services within their vicinity.
“Ang Alaga Pa Program nagpadayun sa pagpadayag sa hiniusang pagpaningkamut sa nasyunal og local nga panggamhanan aron ang programang Alaga ka daghan pa og matabangan ug makabenipisyo ilabi na alang sa atong mga igsoong kabus” (Philhealth will continue in expressing a united effort with the national and local government so that the program will benefit the many especially our poor constituents) said Jonas Matthew Pang, representative of PhilHealth Regional Vice President Dennis B. Andre.
The program includes the ceremonial distribution and turnover of PhilHealth ID card, Member Data Record and Per Family Payment (PFP) among the members. (Samal Info)