TO achieve its goal of Universal Health Care Coverage, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) in Region VI, through its Local Health Insurance Office (LHIO) Sara, worked hand-in-hand with the Local Government Units (LGUs) of the 5th District of Iloilo Province to complete the distribution of PhilHealth identification cards to indigent members.
“This initiative is a great kick-off for this year. Seeing the priceless smiles and grateful hearts of our members makes us, in LHIO Sara and PRO VI, feel successful in our endeavour,” said Ellen Mae Chan, Head of LHIO Sara.
Local Chief Executives of each LGU conveyed their full support to PhilHealth’s goal in terms of providing facility and personnel support for the distribution of ID cards. They further expressed their optimism in PhilHealth’s vision to protect the health of all Filipinos, especially theindigent members.
At present, all 11 municipalities under the catchment area of LHIO Sara have already received their PhilHealth ID cards. The distribution took place in the municipalities of San Dionisio last January 23, inCarles and Batad last January 24, in Concepcion and Ajuy last January 25,in Barotac Viejo last January 29, and in San Rafael and Lemery last February 1, 2018, respectively.
Meanwhile, distribution of ID cards for indigent members fromthe municipalities of Estancia, Balasan and Sara are ongoing at the LHIO Sara office. (END) (Klarissa N. Alkonga)
(Reference: Dr. Israel Francis A. Pargas, Head Executive Assistant and Concurrent OIC-Vice President for Corporate Affairs Group, Cel No. 0917-8089399)