Philhealth's 'ALAGA KA' covers 32 barangays

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Oct. 16(PIA) - - The  PhilHealth field office here covered 32 barangays identified under its Alaga Ka para sa Maayos naBuhay (ALAGA KA) program where it conducts  recruitment, ID and members data record distribution, information, education and communication and amendments of records.

 

Field Office Head Romel Arancasaid they attend not only to the indigents during their barangay sorties but all sectors to ensure overall Philhealth coverage of the populace. Public and private employees as well as the self-employed are also attended to.

 “By all means, everyone should be enrolled under PhilHealth,” Aranca said.

 ALAGA KA is a collaboration between PhilHealth, the Department of Health, local government units and other stakeholders in the health sector to ensure that indigent members and those from the near poor segment of the population are properly instructed on how to avail of these basic health services at the rural health units and health centers where they are assigned.

 Aranca also informed that Philheath continues to roll out the Ronda Probinsiya updating health care systems, policies and addressing issues of health institutions – hospitals, rural health units, birthing homes, and animal bite clinics.

He said they have introduced the E-Claims and E-Medical records in hospitals and other health facilities with internet access. For those not accessible, Philhealth provides offline transactions.

 On the Point of Care Service, Aranca said they have trained medical social welfare officers assigned in government hospitals on electronic systems management.

Municipal social welfare and development officers are also tapped to include the point of service as their added function. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

 

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