April 30th, 2012
Congressman, Provincial Government Partners In Providing Medical Services To Constituents
By JACK GADAINGAN
April 29, 2012, 7:07pm
NAVAL, Biliran – Rep. Rogelio J. Espina here has launched the “Karamdaman Mo Sagot Ko” program in partnership with the provincial government.
Qualified to enlist in the multi-benefit-oriented program are bonafide residents of Biliran provincial/district who are 18 years old and above. They are required to fill up an E-Health Card Application Form which, if approved after the due evaluation, will entitle them to the following:
1. Financial subsidy of P5,000 for health assistance and in special cases may avail other benefits n accordance with the program guidelines, especially such service as: purchase of medicines not available at the Biliran Provincial Hospital or in the Congressional District Office.
2. Ultrasound (to include trans-vaginal, pelvic and abdomen).
3. Blood transfusion, blood chemistry, x-ray, CT scan and complete laboratory examination.
Espina, also a physician, told a press conference at the provincial capitol last week that the program also grants a cash subsidy of P1,500 to a beneficiary-mother who delivers a child under normal condition.
For complicated cases, the card holder may be given additional benefits in the amount of P5,000 for major surgical operations and P20,000 for chemotherapy.
The guidelines also extend a minimum of P500 to a maximum of P5,000 for transportation assistance to patient being referred from the Biliran Provincial Hospital to other hospitals, depending on the distance and mode of transportation.
To complete the assistance package, a burial grant of P5,000 will also be given to the beneficiary.
The beneficiaries of the “Karamdaman Mo Sagot Ko” program are not actually classified as indigents, but include families/individuals whose savings and properties have been exhausted due to health care.
Under the program, the Congressional District Office of Representative Espina provides the financial subsidies and privileges to qualified recipients, while the province headed by Biliran Governor Gerry Boy J. Espina undertakes the disbursement and liquidation of the funds covered in the program.
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