LGU Valencia implements innovative health care program

  • February 18, 2017
  • Jennifer C. Tilos

VALENCIA, Negros Oriental, Feb. 16 (PIA) – Residents of Valencia are now enjoying better health services as various innovative health care programs are being implemented by the current administration to ensure the well-being of its constituents.

Valencia Mayor Edgar Teves said Valencia Health Care Program (VALHCARE), a flagship program of his administration, is now providing financial support to admitted patients in any hospitals in Dumaguete City.

This is on top of the insurance coverage from PhilHealth enjoyed by qualified residents, which also covers household workers who have stayed in Valencia for more than six months, Teves said.

Outpatients also get their share of free medicines that can be accessed at the rural health center upon showing the doctor’s prescription.

The Municipality of Valencia renewed the contacts of three doctors in addition to the municipal health officer who is on duty round the clock as part of its expanded health care service program bringing health services in far-flung areas of Valencia.

“My administration will continue to look for ways and means where we can level up the health services and health program in Valencia," Mayor Teves said. 

In line with this thrust, the local government hired 18 more nurses to render services to residents coming from remote barangays that will complement the work of health doctors.

Valencia town also has four ambulances where two of which are stationed in remote areas to respond emergency calls and provide immediate transportation requirements to patients needing hospital based medical services.

Teves said his administration continues to partner with other government and private organizations for free medical services through medical missions.

On Valentine’s Day, hundreds of Valencianons availed of free medical services ranging from medical consultations, dental services, to minor surgeries.

New York-based medical doctors from Mission Apostolate of Bukas Loob sa Diyos Charismatic Covenant Community spearheaded the medical mission in cooperation with Valencia LGU. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental with reports from Des Tilos Jr., PIO)


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