Bacolod City gives 3-pronged service in health care delivery

By Nanette Guadalquiver

July 27, 2022, 7:34 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The city government here is providing enhanced health care delivery through a three-pronged service under the Bacolod City Comprehensive Health Program (BacCHP).

Based on Executive Order 11, series of 2022 issued by Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, the program will focus on the preventive, promotive, and curative aspects to address inequity in the current system.

As of Wednesday, residents have begun to register for the program through their barangay.

Benitez reiterated that he has promised during the campaign to improve the delivery of health care services by allocating the city’s biggest budget for health and establishing the BacCHP.

“(The) BacCHP contains additional features as it aims to ensure the delivery of an integrated health care system that includes preventive, promotive, and curative health care coverage by maximizing resources and programs of the government,” he said in a statement.

Under the preventive health care services, a member can present the BacCHP Family Health card to his or her assigned barangay health station and avail of annual medical check-up and e-consultations.

A member is also entitled to free medicines and laboratory services covered by the Konsulta Program of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. 

The City Health Office (CHO) will also enhance existing health programs under the promotive services aspect.

The programs will be implemented through the barangay health workers, barangay nutrition scholars, Office of the Senior Citizens’ Affairs, and other sectors representing the various communities in the city.

In the implementation of the curative health services, a patient will be assessed by the physician assigned to his or her barangay, and a request will be sent to the CHO for approval. Once approved, it will be forwarded to the BacCHP office.

The office will immediately coordinate and refer the patient to the hospital with available BacCHP beds that can provide the service required by the patient. (PNA)