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Bacolod City issues 35K family card through BacCHP membership 

Bacolod City issues 35K family cards under flagship healthcare program

BACOLOD, PHILIPPINES-In a move aimed at revolutionizing healthcare accessibility, Bacolod City’s Comprehensive Health Program (BacCHP) has embarked on a transformative journey by issuing membership cards to 35,000 families. 

This initiative, led by the city government, seeks to elevate the standard of healthcare delivery while fostering inclusivity and equity across the urban landscape.

The issuance of these membership cards represents a significant milestone in Bacolod’s pursuit of addressing healthcare disparities and the well-being of its populace. 

Under the leadership of BacCHP focal person, Mae Cuaycong, the program has experienced an unprecedented surge in demand, with an average of 150 to 200 clients diligently applying for membership on a daily basis.

As articulated by Cuaycong: “Since it is a family card, all children below 21 years old are covered by the BacCHP. The card has a security feature, and once the QR code is scanned, the names of the dependents will appear.”

In January this year the program emerged as a beacon of hope, facilitating easy access to essential healthcare services for thousands of residents. 

As evidenced by the staggering statistic of 1,096 patients availing services in accredited healthcare institutions by the close of the past year.

The financial burdens weighing heavily on families, the city government has pledged PHP15,000 for each family health cardholder and their dependents’ hospital bills. 

While this financial lifeline offers a small  relief, patients are urged to avail themselves of additional assistance from national government agencies to ensure comprehensive coverage for all healthcare exigencies.

In an effort to expand healthcare accessibility, the BacCHP has forged alliances with five private hospitals, including Bacolod Adventist Medical Center, South Bacolod General Hospital and Medical Center, Bacolod Queen of Mercy Hospital, Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital, and The Doctors’ Hospital. 

These symbiotic partnerships serve as force multipliers, amplifying the program’s reach and fortifying its capacity to deliver quality healthcare services within arm’s reach of every resident.

The city government has a similar partnership with the Department of Health-retained Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.


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