Taguig sponsors PhilHealth premium of vendors, farmers and fisherfolk 


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Beneficiaries thankful to local gov’t for valuing health of residents

 

The probinsyudad’s vendors, farmers and fisherfolk will now be covered by assistance from PhilHealth, as part of Taguig City’s push to register more workers with the state medical provider.

Taguig will take care of the beneficiaries’ PhilHealth membership for a year, covering the full amount of their premium.

Ro Daso, president of the Community Vendors and Entrepreneurs sa PAG-ASA, was all thanks, saying vendors would often choose not to go to the hospital when they don’t feel well, afraid of the financial cost.

“Ito na yung pagkakataon na dapat tutukan, susundan na o kaya gawin na ng bawat isang vendor na maging aware sila sa kanilang kalusugan. Salamat sa Taguig, talagang mahal kami ng gobyerno,” added Daso.

During the event dubbed Bida sa Kalusugan: A Special Medical Mission for Vendors, Farmers and Fisherfolk, more than 1,600 attendees filled out their own Member Registration Forms at the PhilHealth booth and were given a PhilHealth number. PhilHealth IDs of the beneficiaries will be delivered to them after processing.

As PhilHealth members, the workers would be entitled to free in-patient services, subsidies (for room and board, drugs and medicines, laboratories, operating room and professional fees for confinements not less than 24 hours) and Outpatient Benefit Packages in PhilHealth-accredited facilities.

Aside from the PhiHealth registration, the mission also brought in a medical team composed of barangay health workers, nurses, doctors and dentists. The attendees got free medical and dental services, plus laboratory tests and chest X-ray.

Health workers also administered pneumonia vaccinations, which would guard residents against the pneumococcus, a leading cause of serious illnesses.

The city also opened help desks for the city’s LANI Scholarship Program, as well as the Persons with Disability and Home Health programs.

The medical mission cum PhilHealth registration campaign came only weeks after a similar event, “TODA-JODA Pasada, Kalusugan ay BIDA,” which targeted tricycle, jeepney and pedicab drivers. More than 6,000 beneficiaries were registered with PhilHealth with their premiums fully paid by the local government.

In Taguig, more than 33,000 residents have been registered with PhilHealth through LGU sponsorship, the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) and the Department of Education.

“The health of every family member is a very important aspect in our community so we continue to find innovative, inclusive ways to provide medical assistance to Taguigeños,” Mayor Lani Cayetano said.

FILIPINO VERSION

Taguig, nag-sponsor sa PhilHealth premium ng vendors, magsasaka at mangingisda

Mga benepisaryo nagpasalamat sa lokal na pamahalaan sa pagbigay importansya sa kanilang kalusugan

 

Ang mga vendor, magsasaka at mangingisda sa tinaguriang probinsyudad ay sakop na ngayon ng serbisyo ng PhilHealth, bilang kasama sa plano ng Taguig City na isulong ang pag-rehistro sa mga ordinaryong manggagawa sa nasabing medical provider.

Sa nasabing hakbang, ang Taguig na ang bahala sa PhilHealth membership ng mga benepisaryo sa loob ng isang taon, sakop nito ang kabuuang halaga nga kanilang premium.

Ayon kay Ro Daso, presidente ng Community Vendors and Entrepreneurs sa PAG-ASA, malaki ang pasasalamat ng mga vendor sa Taguig dahil kadalasan sa kanila ay hindi na nagagawang magpunta pa sa ospital lalo na ng mga taong may sakit dahil sa takot sa malaking babayarang halaga sa pagpapagamot.

“Ito na yung pagkakataon na dapat tutukan, susundan na o kaya gawin na ng bawat isang vendor na maging aware sila sa kanilang kalusugan. Salamat sa Taguig, talagang mahal kami ng gobyerno,” wika ni Daso.

Sa ginanap na Bida sa Kalusugan: A Special Medical Mission for Vendors, Farmers and Fisherfolk, mahigit 1,600 na dumalo ang nagtala ng kanilang Member Registration Forms sa PhilHealth booth at agarang nabigyan ng PhilHealth number. Ang mga PhilHealth ID naman ng mga benepisaryo ay idi-deliver na lamang sa kanila matapos angpag-proseso nito.

Bilang miyembro ng PhilHealth, ang mga manggagawa ay makaka-avail ng libreng in-patient services, (subsidiya sa kuwarto, gamot at laboratoryo, operating room ant professional fee para sa mga confinement ng hindi hihigit sa 24 oras) at Outpatient Benefit Packages sa mga pasilidad na accredited ng PhilHealth.

Bukod pa sa PhiHealth registration, ang misyon ay nagdala rin ng medical team kasama na rito ang barangay health workers, nurses, duktor at dentista. Ang mga dumalo ay nakakuha rin ng libreng medical at dental services, kasama pa ang mga laboratory test at chest X-ray.

Ang mga health workers ay namigay rin ng pneumonia vaccinations, na magbibigay proteksyon sa mga residente laban sa pneumococcus na isang pangunahing sanhi ng malubhang karamdaman.

Nagbukas din ang syudad ng help desks para sa LANI Scholarship Program ng syudad, pati na rin sa Persons with Disability at Home Health programs.

Ang medical mission at PhilHealth registration campaign ay naipatupad ilang linggo lamang matapos ang “TODA-JODA Pasada, Kalusugan ay BIDA,” na may layuning tulungan ang mga tricycle, jeepney at pedicab drivers. Mahigit 6,000 benepisaryo ang naipa-rehistro sa PhilHealth kung saan ang kanilang premiums ay buo nang binayaran ng lokal na pamahalaan.

Sa Taguig, mahigit 33,000 residente na ang narehistro sa sa PhilHealth sa pamamagitan ng LGU sponsorship, National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) at ng Department of Education.

“The health of every family member is a very important aspect in our community so we continue to find innovative, inclusive ways to provide medical assistance to Taguigeños,” saad ni Mayor Lani Cayetano. ###


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