Guess who was on board our program on DWIZ AM radio last Friday? The new PhilHealth President and CEO, no less. Dr. Eduardo P. Banzon, who formally took over the helm of the premier government health insurance, gamely sat to anchor the 30-minute program "PhilHealth, Hataw sa Serbisyo!" where he was introduced to the public and to the regular followers of the program. The weekly blocktime program aims to provide broader information to its listeners on anything that is PhilHealth.
When asked what his priorities are, the new PhilHealth Chief cited the "...improvement of information technology systems to make processes faster and eventually reduce backlog in hospital claims." He also believes that the implementation of the case payments should be fasttracked and that all medical and surgical cases should ideally be under the new payment scheme.
"PhilHealth, Hataw sa Serbisyo!" is the corporation's own radio program, airing on the 2010 Best Station Awardee in the Golden Dove Awards, DWIZ 882 KHz-AM. It discusses PhilHealth-related topics and airs every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. It also provides listeners with the chance to interact with PhilHealth by asking questions regarding their membership concerns.
The program, which is nearing its third year on air, is co-hosted by veteran broadcaster Ely Aligora and Marou Pahati-Sarne. (Amie L. Buted, PAD)