PhilHealth supports DOH’s “The Last Mile”

PhilHealth as an institution mandated to administer the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) ensures that the Department of Health’s (DOH) beneficiaries of “The Last Mile” are enrolled and covered during the surgical caravan set to be conducted by said agency this year in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantages Areas (GIDA) and those who are in urban areas like displaced indigenous people, street dwellers and institutionalized population within Region XII.
PhilHealth XII, Membership Section Head, Nevin L. Hallegado talking about PhilHealth programs and services to the participants of the “The Last Mile” orientation by the Department of Health. (DOH)

Said agreement was done during an orientation conducted lately in the City of Koronadal with other participating institutions.

This surgical caravan with the theme “Saan Mang Sulok, Kalusugan Maaabot” covers minor and major surgeries that include cataract extraction, extraction of cysts, tumors among others.

Minor surgeries shall be done on site while the major ones shall be done in contracted government hospitals in the area.

This project is a continuation of the successful surgical caravan held in 2017 in the SOCCSARGEN Region and foreign missioners shall be tapped this year for the purpose.

Target beneficiaries are the hard-to-reach communities with no access to health care.

Final schedule for said caravan shall be finalized as soon as beneficiaries are already fully identified.# (Hanah G. Naanep, PRO III, with reports from Nevin L. Hallegado)

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