A total of 4,108 PhilHealth Cards were distributed to the 21 barangays of Talisay City. This event is part of the Provincial Government’s continued efforts of giving out PhilHealth cards to less fortunate residents of the different municipalities in the Province of Cebu. The project aims to improve the health services which would benefit the indigent residents of the province.
First Lady Jobel Davide personally turned over the PhilHealth cards to Talisay City Social Welfare Officer, Ms. Bebeth Solana. The distribution was held on September 24, 2013 at Brgy. Linao sports plaza. Mrs. Davide reiterated that health is the closest thing in the heart of the Governor.
Aside from the distribution of the Philhealth cards, participants also availed of free medical consultations. Feeding, physical checkups, dental, free medicine and vitamins were among the services during the mission.
The Cebu Provincial government started the program on 2012 as support for the indigents in the Province under the Sponsored Programs-Partial Subsidy Scheme (SP-PSS). (Lee Dela Cerna)