PhilHealth Conducts ‘Alaga Ka’ Municipal Caravan

PhilHealth Conducts ‘Alaga Ka’ Municipal Caravan


ILIGAN CITY, July 29 (PIA) — The Local Health Insurance Office in Iligan City/Lanao del Norte (LHIO-PHilHealth) has included five municipalities in Lanao del Norte province for the month of June 2016 in its annual conduct of ‘Alaga Ka para sa Maayos na Buhay.’

These municipalities included Kauswagan, Linamon, Tubod, Maigo, and Kolambugan.

In partnership with the local government units (LGUs), rural health units (RHUs), Provincial Health Office (DOH-PHO), provincial government, and 4Ps DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development) municipal links, some PhilHealth members, and 4Ps members were gathered to avail services:  Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials were distributed on updates and new benefits for PhilHealth members.

Rural Health Unit personnel provided free consultation and basic check-up and enlistment.   Advocacy on health programs of the municipalities and the provincial government.

Membership and Data Record (MDR) verification thru MCIS web.

MDR distribution (pre-identified).   Member assistance on Data Record Updating, correction among others.

Provision of fliers/leaflets/guide customized by LHIO Iligan for their easy reference.

Also, Provision of some PhilHealth community basic services such as consultation with their municipal health officers, and blood pressure measurement, among others.

This year, LHIO Iligan was able to partner with Globe which provided free internet services for the online verification thru MCIS web and WIFI access to the members/participants during the caravan.

Meanwhile, RHUs create a fiesta like atmosphere in their own concept in order for the member participants to enjoy and feel the ease and essence of the ‘Alaga Ka para sa Maayos na Buhay.’

RHU staff prepared a video presentation on services of the RHU, dance number and zumba. The trivia question, games and prizes added merriment to the event, too. Other perks for the participants during the caravan are playing games called ‘Pabitin,’ ‘Toktok Palayok,’ and the Superman mascot.

It also prepared a comical skit citing the difference between a PhilHealth and Non-PhilHealth member. Some RHU put up photobooth with free picture as souvenir of their attendance to the caravan. (LVG/PIA-10 LDN/LHIO Iligan)