Alvarado ensures implementation of 'Point of Care' policy at BMC
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
CITY OF MALOLOS – To guarantee that Bulakenyos are getting quality healthcare, Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado paid a surprise visit to the Bulacan Medical Center last February 19, 2015 to personally see if patients being brought at the Provincial Hospital are getting enrolled in the “Point of Care” program of the Philippine Health Insurance or PhilHealth.
The department head, doctors, and nurses at the BMC were surprised at the unannounced visit of the governor and accompanied him to the emergency room to inspect if the medical equipment is functioning well.
“I just want to see that everything is functioning well at BMC and if the people are getting quality health care,” the governor, who is also the chairman of the Regional Development Council in Central Luzon, said.
He also pointed out that Bulakenyos should be enrolled in the “Point of Care” program of PhilHealth so that they can avail of the free hospitalization and medicines as provided by the policy initiated by the government’s public health care insurance program.
At least 100 patients were able to avail of the “Point of Care” policy during the governor’s surprise visit.
Alvarado noticed that one of the air-condition units is not functioning well and immediately instructed the provincial engineer to fix the problem.
Even patients being treated at the emergency room managed to smile when they were approached by the top provincial executive.
A 10 year old boy suffering from kidney ailment got immediate aid when Alvarado provided him with an ambulance that will ferry him to the National Kidney Center in Metro Manila.
“We want our people to get the best medical care they need and we are installing all the modern equipment with good medical staff at our BMC,” he added.