Tue, 22 Oct 2019

Philhealth reaches out to GIDAs

Philippine Information Agency
23 Sep 2019, 18:38 GMT+10

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Sept. 23 (PIA) - - Philhealth here is reaching out to geographically isolated and depressed areas (GIDA) to enroll those listed under the National Household Targeting System (NHTS) left out during previous membership application and processing.

Under Philhealth "Alaga Ka" program, GIDA barangays particularly those with low enrolment are the priority targets including the mandatory registration of senior citizens as provided under Republic Act 10645 and those turning 21 years old dependents.

Dariel Buslig, Local Health Insurance Office (LHIO) information officer here, said 23 members from Poblacion and 16 from Anggacan Sur, both of Tanudan, were enrolled during their latest "Alaga Ka" field visit.

He said they have already visited eight GIDA barangays and served a total of 899 participants during their "Alaga Ka" sorties. Part of "Alaga Ka" in GIDA areas is the conduct of information, education, communication on membership and benefits of the national health insurance program and distribution of membership data records.

Rommel Aranca, LHIO head, informed that they will also conduct the annual "Ronda Probinsiya" on September 24-25 in the form of a forum with health care institutes and employers forum on electronic Philhealth Remittance System in the first week of October.

He said the forum in partnership with regional Philhealth personnel will also tackle on policy update, issues and concerns to further improve the implementation of the universal health care law. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

(Photos: Chrisian Dennis Bayangan)

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