The provincial government of Palawan is expecting an increase in the number of subsidized beneficiaries of health care program after the opening of Aborlan Medicare Hospital.
The Aborlan Medicare Hospital is an addition to the four hospitals considered as ‘points of care’ of the provincial government under the program ‘Kalingang Pangkalusugan para sa Pamilyang Palaweño’ o KALINGAPPP.
KALINGAPPP is part of IHELP (Infrastructure, Health, Education, Livelihood, and Protection of the Environment) Program of Governor Jose Alvarez, and its goal is that Palaweños will be able to receive the benefits of becoming PhilHealth members.
Other hospitals which are part of the KALINGAPPP are the Southern Palawan Provincial Hospital in Brooke’s Point, Northern Palawan Provincial Hospital in Taytay, Coron District Hospital and Cuyo District Hospital.
Currently, there are 3,025 beneficiaries registered under the program whose PhilHealth contributions are being paid annually from the provincial government’s coffers.
This number is composed of beneficiaries who registered in the four hospitals or points of care which totaled to 1,426 individuals for the first half of 2017, data of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) shows.
In addition to this, around 1,599 beneficiaries have made themselves registered in the program through the office of PSWDO at the capitol