Mayor assures more health coverage

ANGELES CITY — Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan recently assured that more indigent residents here will be covered under the PhilHealth indigent program to help the agency meet its universal health coverage program for 2013.

Pamintuan assured PhilHealth officials here through a message read through Vice Mayor Vicky Vega Cabigting that 20,000 PhilHealth coverage cards are set to be distributed starting this month.

The mayor said the city is set at meeting the outpatient-primary care for indigents in line with the Millennium Development Goals.

Cabigting said that one of the reasons for Pamintuan’s winning of 2012 World Mayor Prize is the good health programs for Angeles City from the Dialysis Center to the reforms initiated at the Ospital Ning Angeles.

Pamintuan joined the ranks of the best mayors around the globe as he was ranked eighth among the top 10 awardees for the 2012 World Mayor Prize.

Pamituan also thanked PhilHealth for helping in the health programs of the city. Pamintuan in an earlier statement said that more than 20,000 indigent residents of Angeles City will soon receive their PhilHealth cards which are good up to December 31, 2013.

“With this, the beneficiaries will be able to avail of discounts when availing of medical services in PhilHealth accredited hospitals and clinics including the Ospital Ning Angeles (ONA) and the various Rural Health Units (RHUs) of the city government. This serves as the new year’s gift of Mayor Ed Pamintuan to all indigent Angeleños,” Pamintuan said.
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