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  • Writer's picture Mark Moises Calayan

P25M medical assistance fund for Kalinga approved by national government

Updated: Apr 12


Tabuk City, Kalinga -  Governor James Edduba continues to source out funds from the national offices to aid yKalingas for their hospital bills, especially with the suspension of the provincial hospital's PhilHealth accreditation.


To recall, KPH announced earlier this year that no hospitalization claims would be paid by the PhilHealth due to the health facility's administrative offense in 2014.


However, free services were still offered to the residents, including laboratory tests for senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWD), and persons deprived of liberty (PDL), among others.

Additionally, KPH has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with various institutions in the province, such as the Holy Trinity Medical Center and Almora General Hospital, granting minimal fees for those patients referred by the hospital.


Allocation of P25 million fund


Edduba has been successful in his efforts, as a P25 million allocation was formally approved by the Office of House Speaker Martin Romualdez, the province's Information Office reported Friday, April 5, 2024.

 

The allocated fund was requested by Edduba through the Medical Assistance Indigency Program (MAIP) of the Department of Health (DOH).

 

Following this approval, the Kalinga Provincial Hospital (KPH) will continue to assist its patients in reducing their medical bills.

 

This shows that the provincial and the national government remain committed to providing medical assistance to the public.


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