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Batangas, Quezon chosen as universal health care program pilot areas

By:  Saul Pa-a

 

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna — The Department of Health (DOH) has chosen Batangas and Quezon among the pilot areas in the implementation of the government’s Universal Health Care (UHC) all-inclusive program for Filipinos.

“We are preparing the foundation for the implementation of the Universal Health Care at the local health system so we should be fully knowledgeable on how to implement it because this is our chance to fix our health care system wherein no patient should be left behind. Everybody should be afforded the right health care,” DOH 4-A (Calabarzon) Director, Dr. Eduardo Janairo, said Friday.

The DOH 4-A has convened provincial, city and municipal health workers of Batangas and Quezon for their respective scheduled orientations and the pilot sites are currently preparing for their application of the UHC health programs.

Janairo said the DOH-identified UHC-Advance Implementation Sites (AIS) programs in the two provinces will be supported and contracted by both DOH and PhilHealth to demonstrate various approaches and mechanisms to achieve technical, managerial, and financial integration, as mandated by the UHC law that guarantees equitable access to quality and affordable health care for all Filipinos.

Under these arrangements, both public and private sector could work together towards the achievement of a successful and efficient health care delivery network in the two provinces.

“At the same time, no patient should be worried or think about the huge expenses because the patient has to be aware of the expenses and know where to seek assistance if needed. These are the principles that we must include in the implementation of UHC so that all Filipinos could be well taken care of,” Janairo noted.

President Rodrigo Duterte signed the UHC law, or Republic Act 11223 last February 20, paving the way for the automatic enrollment of all Filipinos covered under the National Health Insurance Program, whi

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