CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, September 28 – In just two years of the current administration of Cagayan de Oro city, about P200 million has been collected from the PhilHealth income. This has been highlighted by City Health Insurance Officer Dr. Ma. Lourdes Gaane in the recently conducted Ulat ng Bayan.
According to Dr. Gaane, around P194 million has been collected by the city since July 2013 until June 2015. In the said collection, P125 million was obtained from PhilHealth benefit payments (in-patient) in J.R. Borja General Hospital, P63 million from PhilHealth capitation payments in eight accredited health centers and P6 million from the 45 health centers that are now accredited with the Maternity Care Package (MCP).
Dr. Gaane stressed that there is a big collection difference from June 2012 until July 2013 where the city has only obtained P22 million from the said sources. With the health reform program created by City Mayor Oscar Moreno, the 45 MCP-accredited barangay health centers can now operate and manage independently especially on providing free childbirth services. Currently, the PhilHealth capitation payments serves as the source of fund for the procurement of medicines and equipment for the barangay health centers and City Hospital.(CIO/PIA10)