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Angeles City distributes 3,000 PhilHealth cards

Thursday, June 21, 2012 08:28 AM    Views : 309by:Joelyn G. Baluyut

Thousands of indigent Angeleņos will benefit from the recent distribution of PhilHealth cards by the city government.

"The recipients include barangay officials and health workers and also indigent families," Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said.

He added that this will be a great medical care help to the less fortunate, because they can be enrolled to PhilHealth without paying anything.

With the cards, the poverty-stricken families of Angeles will be able secure several medical and health care benefits that range from allowances for hospital rooms and board fees, drugs and medicines, x-ray and other laboratory processes, as well as allowances for professional fees of attending physicians, the mayor said.

The distribution of health cards is in consonance with the city government's continuing advocacy on health and is one of the priority projects being undertaken in partnership with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.


Source:http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&;webregion=R03&article=551340241146

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