Thousands of Negrenses in the 4th and 6th districts of Negros Occidental have been added to the list of beneficiaries of the provincial government comprehensive health care program.
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson led the distribution Tuesday of NOCHP (Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program) cards to 616 residents of Candoni, and to 1,535 residents of Hinobaan, in the 6th district of Negros Occidental.
NOCHP records show that 8, 383 Hinobaan residents have already been enrolled in the health care program, and there are 4,525 NOCHP members in Candoni.
Lacson also led the distribution of NOCHP cards on Monday to 3,405 residents of La Carlota City, bringing to 11,208 the number of beneficiaries in the city, that is part of the 4th district of Negros Occidental.
NOCHP is a provincial government program that seeks to provide comprehensive health care to indigent Negrenses, in cooperation with PhilHealth, Department of Health, and local government units.
A NOCHP cardholder and his dependents are entitled to free outpatient care that includes consultations with full course treatment and medicines, and subsidized in-patient care in provincial government-run hospitals and other participating government hospitals.
Lacson was assisted by Board Members Jeffrey Tubola and Valentino Miguel Alonzo, Mayor Cicero Borromeo, Mayor Ernesto Estrao and Sipalay City Councilor Ralph Alvarez, who represented Rep. Genaro Alvarez Jr., in the distribution of NOCHP cards in Candoni and Hinobaan on Nov. 12.
In the distribution of NOCHP cards in La Carlota, Lacson was also assisted by Vice Mayor Rex Jalando-on and Board Member Jose Benito Alonso.
Of the 11,208 NOCHP enrollees in La Carlota City, 47 percent of them are senior citizens, NOCHP records also showed.
Lacson reminded Negrenses to take good care of their health, and said he hopes that NOCHP serves its purpose well to the beneficiaries, especially in times of emergencies.
He also informed the beneficiaries that NOCHP members in the Fourth District can enjoy the privilege of having three accredited hospitals namely Bago City Hospital, Valladolid District Hospital, and the Don Salvador Benedicto Memorial Hospital located in La Carlota City.*
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