The City Government of Mabalacat distributed Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) members data record (MDRs) to some 4,000 underprivileged residents of this city.
A total of 9.6 million pesos was allocated by the city council to fund this priority project for the members of the marginalized sector.
The MDRs were circulated per cluster barangay through the City Health Office headed by Dra. Ma. Clara Aquino and MultiSectoral Alliance Head Gerry Dayrit at public covered courts of Dona Maria, SapangBiabas, Duquit, Mamatitang, Mabiga and Madapdap.
“This project of the Mabalacat City Council entitles our beneficiaries especially the pregnant women to avail of free health services from our government hospitals here,” Dayrit said.
CHO personnel have oriented the recipients on the health benefits that they can avail.
Under the Tamang Serbisyo para sa Kalusugan ng Pamilya Program (TSeKaP) of Phil Health, card holders are entitled to avail free consultation, diagnostic and preventive services from the rural health units (RHUs) and hospitals in the city provided with the recommendation of the RHU physician.
Free and quality medical services include complete blood count (CBC), routine urinalysis, fecalysis, fasting blood sugar, blood typing, sputum microscopy, pap smear, visual inspection with acetic acid, regular blood pressure measurements,
breastfeeding program education, periodic clinical breast examinations, counseling for lifestyle modification, counseling for smoking cessation, body measurements, digital rectal examination, visual acuity examination, and psychological evaluation and debriefing.
Also present in the event are the personnel from the Rural Health Unit 1,2 and 3 headed by Dr. Ann Mary Tolentino, Dr. Freddie Anunciacion and Dr. Rosemarie Ann Manalo-Liong.