BATANGAS — The Provincial Health Office presided over the annual meeting of municipal and city presidents of barangay health workers (BHW), barangay nutrition scholars (BNS), and child development workers (CDW) in Batangas last November 22 at the provincial auditorium here.
The distribution of health insurance membership cards was carried out by barangay volunteer workers, who are active partners of the government in the implementation of health projects, particularly during this time of the pandemic.
In his message, Governor Dodo Mandanas stressed the importance of implementing health, education, and livelihood programs to raise the standard of living throughout the province, and for the Batangueños to be an example and inspiration to fellow Filipinos.
Mandanas bared the Batangas provincial government’s engagement with the Anak-Kalusugan Party-list for the implementation and expansion of health services in the province.
Mandanas, representing the Batangas Provincial Health Board, signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Ray Florence Reyes, representing Child Health Partylist, and party-list nominee, Atty. Gina Reyes-Mandanas.
The MOA includes the cooperation of both parties in the implementation of the Batangas Kalusugan Project, where a Kalusugan Health Card will be issued to eligible beneficiaries who can receive free treatment at government hospitals and other accredited medical and health facilities.
Free medical services include professional fees for doctors, laboratory fees, and the use of hospital rooms and other facilities.
Also present at the gathering were Chief of Staff and Provincial Information Officer Maria Isabel Bejasa, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) Head Joy Montalbo, Provincial Cooperative Livelihood and Enterprise Development Office chief Celia Atienza, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office Head Joselito Castro, Provincial Health Office Asst. Department Head, Dr. Rosalie Masangkay, and PSWDO Asst. Dept. Head Flor Lachica.