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PCSO gives 40K indigents over P271M in medical aid

March 26, 2023 Arlene Rivera 227 views

For first 2 months of 2023

THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has provided more than P271 million worth of direct medical aid to around 40,000 beneficiaries nationwide in the first two months of 2023, PCSO chairperson Junie E. Cua said.

“Umaabot na sa halos tatlong-daang milyon piso ang naiaambag natin sa ating mga kababayang nangangailangan ng tulong para sa pagpapagamot sa kanilang mga mahal sa buhay sa unang dalawang buwan pa lamang ng taon. Inaasahan natin na mas marami pa tayong matutulungan sa mga susunod na pahahon,” Cua said.

Data from the state lottery agency showed that from January 9 to March 3, the PCSO has directly provided P271, 301,392 to around 39,725 indigents with health-related problems seeking financial help through its flagship Medical Assistance Program (MAP).

According to the PCSO, 19,188 beneficiaries were given 134,707,967.38 in medical assistance from January 9 to February 3; while P136,593,429.53 in medical assistance were provided to 20,537 indigents nationwide from February 6 to March 3.

PCSO’s MAP gives assistance to eligible beneficiaries with health-related problems to augment their funds, in partnership with government and private hospitals, health facilities, medicine retailers and other partners.

Services covered by the program are hospital confinement, erythropoietin (dialysis injection), chemo drugs, specialty medicines, hemodialysis, laboratory (blood chemistry), diagnostic, and imaging procedures, and implant/medical devices.

Through its Medical Assistance Program, the PCSO has provided more than P2 billion worth of direct medical assistance to more than 255,000 beneficiaries in 2022.

“Mandato po ng PCSO ang tumulong sa ating mga kababayan sa pamamagitan ng medical assistance, iba’t ibang institutional partnerships, pamimigay ng mga ambulansya at medical equipment at iba pang mga programa para mas marami pang Pilipino ang makadama ng kalinga ng ating pamahalaan,” Cua said.

“Sang-ayon na rin po sa direktiba ng ating Pangulong Ferdinand. R. Marcos Jr., patuloy po kaming nagsisikap upang mapaigting ang aming paglilingkod para mapabuti ang kalagayan ng ating mga kababayan,” he said.

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