FIFTY more hospitals and dialysis centers have partnered with the Office of the Vice President (OVP) to be able to provide assistance to patients needing the necessary medical intervention.
With this latest development, the OVP now has 84 public and private hospitals and dialysis centers all over the country for its medical assistance program.
The move was in line with its objective to expand its “Service Delivery Network” and to reach more beneficiaries.
The medical and burial assistance program, the OVP’s banner social services, along with expanded pro-poor initiatives, has continuously been providing aid to indigent Filipinos across the country.
Since Vice President Sara Duterte’s first day in office, the Public Assistance Division (OVP-PAD) has facilitated over 20,002 beneficiaries with aid amounting to P179,600,103.27 as of December 9.
Aside from the OVP Central Office in Mandaluyong, in-patient and out-patient beneficiaries may now avail themselves of medical assistance through the seven satellite offices across the country.
For the OVP Central Office in Mandaluyong City, the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center (JRMMC), National Children’s Hospital (NCH), Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC), and the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC) have been added to the list of OVP’s partner hospitals.
The Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital, Gov. Valeriano Gatuslao Memorial District Hospital, Himamaylan City, Riverside Medical Center Inc., Bacolod Queen of Mercy Hospital, Bacolod Adventist Medical Center, South Bacolod General Hospital, The Doctors Hospital Inc., Metro Bacolod Hospital and Medical Center, HMOM Medical Specialty Hospital-Talisay City, HMOM Medical Specialty Hospital-Kabankalan City, and Dr. Ramon B. Gustilo Hospital Manapla have been added to the OVP Bacolod Satellite Office’s list of partner medical institutions.
The OVP’s Cebu Satellite Office has also added Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, Cebu South Medical Center (Talisay District Hospital), Eversley Child Sanitarium, Chonghua Hospital, Cebu Doctors Hospital, UC Med Bisayas Med, North Gen Hospital, Saint Vincent Hospital, Southwestern Medical Center, Mediano Dialysis Center, and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center to its list of OVP’s partner hospitals.
In the Dagupan OVP Satellite Office, the partner hospitals included the Region I Medical Center, Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, Nazareth General Hospital, Medical City Pangasinan, Coquia Dialysis Center, Dagupan Doctors Villaflor Hospital, Cuision Hospital Inc., Medical Centrum Dagupan, Urdaneta Sacred Heart Hospital and Lorma Medical Center.
The Davao City OVP satellite office also partnered with the Southern Philippines Medical Center, Socsargen County Hospital, Davao Regional Hospital/ Davao Regional Medical Center, Kidapawan Doctors Hospital, Mlang Specialist Medical Hospital, Mindanao Doctors Hospital And Cancer Center, Kabacan Polymedic Hospital, Dr. Aturo Pinggoy Hospital, Davao Del Sur Provincial Hospital, and Davao Oriental Provincial Medical Center.
Medical assistance beneficiaries from OVP Surigao Satellite Office can now be catered to in Madrid District Hospital, Adela Medical Center, Andres Soriano Hospital, Vida Dialysis Center, Butuan Doctors Hospital, Manuel J. Santos Hospital, San Francisco Doctors, and Esperanza Community Hospital.
Beneficiaries from the OVP Tacloban Satellite Office can be catered in Ormoc District Hospital, Divine Word Hospital, Nephroline Dialysis Center, Immaculate Conception Hospital, Baybay City Medical Diagnostic And Dialysis Center, Eastern Samar Provincial Hospital, and Tacloban City Hospital.
OVP Zamboanga satellite office has also added Zamboanga City Medical Center, Mindanao Center Sanitarium, Labuan General Hospital, Hospital De Zamboanga, Zamboanga Doctors Hospital, West Metro Medical Center, Ciudad Medical De Zamboanga, Zamboanga Peninsula Medical Center, Brent Hospital, and Zamboanga Dialysis Center to its list of partner hospitals.
Medical and burial assistance are among the social services implemented by the OVP, and these have been the most requested aid of marginalized Filipinos.
The OVP also emphasized that the free public assistance application forms are available in the central and satellite offices and should solely be used by the clients requesting such services.