PhilHealth wants all Filipinos covered by health  insurance

  • April 13, 2017

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Apr. 12 (PIA) -- An officer of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation bared that it is now the drive of the agency to make all Filipinos its members in order for everyone to avail of the universal health care.

 

Dr. Hildegardes Dineros, member of the board of directors of the PhilHealth said it is the order of President Rodrigo Duterte to provide identification cards to all Filipinos so that they will also enjoy the PhilHealth benefits.

 

He said the card guarantees identification of the members and the benefits they can avail.

 

Dineros cited the need to improve the PhilHealth benefits citing the need for more financial resources and the efficient delivery of services.

 

“We have to find ways of avoiding pilferages and corruption, in and out of the organization,” he said.

 

Dineros said the President wants to reach out to all poor residents of the country and to take care of them.

 

He said the PhilHealth works in this direction by providing health care.

“Incidentally, we haven’t identified all of them for now especially those living in remote areas.  We need to reach out to our lumad brothers and sisters in order to issue them their respective identification cards from the PhilHealth so that they can enjoy the health benefits provided for by the government,” Dineros said.

 

He also said that the agency does not focus solely on the illness, but also on its prevention.

 

Dineros said that illnesses nowadays are caused by lifestyle and the environment.

“We will give more attention on these concerns so that we can allocate and optimize the use of more resources,” he said.

 

Dineros mulled of maximizing the reach of the PhilHealth through the assistance of the barangay health clinics and local government units in order to enrol more people to the government health care program.

 

The PhilHealth XII transferred to its new location at corner Zulueta Street and General Santos Drive, Koronadal City.   (JSGDalumpines-PIA12)


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