Ouano-Dizon said the program makes fund available for paying the hospital bills and laboratory fees of poor and indigent patients seeking medical services in these facilities.
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CEBU, Philippines — Indigent patients can now seek medical services in more government health facilities, as Sixth District Representative Emmarie "Lolypop" Ouano-Dizon has entered a Memorandum of Agreement with the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center and Eversley Child and Sanitarium and General Hospital.

This initiative of the congresswoman is in line with the Medical Assistance for Indigent Patients Program of the Department of Health that provides affordable, accessible and adequate health care system, most especially for the poor and indigent patients.

In a statement, Ouano-Dizon said the program makes fund available for paying the hospital bills and laboratory fees of poor and indigent patients seeking medical services in these facilities.

Ouano-Dizon will facilitate of the release in 2020 through the budget of the DOH, the amount of P7.5 million to VSMMC and P3.5 million to Eversley General Hospital.

She will also tap the help of Senators Ramon Bong Revilla, Pia Cayetano and Rep. Mikey Romero of One Pacman Partylist for this program.

The patient can avail of medical assistance in the maximum amount of P50,000, however, Ouano-Dizon said she may request the concerned hospital on a case-to-case basis an amount that is more than the ceiling.

She added that even the out-patients and those admitted without undergoing operation may avail of P5,000 medical assistance.

The program is another campaign promise fulfilled of Ouano-Dizon as manifestation of her genuine concern for her constituents.

“We should give those who have less in life, more of the law,” she said. (FREEMAN)

EMMARIE OUANO-DIZON
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