As a continuing development thrust of the Provincial Government, Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. has distributed some 2,197 PhilHealth cards to the new batch of enrollees in Infanta town last March 25, 2010.
In his speech to the Infanta townfolks, Gov. Espino reiterated his administration’s mission of making Pangasinan the best place to invest, work, live and raise a family even as he said that the provincial government is bent on helping the people of Pangasinan by providing health care to every poor family.
Also, the Governor cited that from the original enrolment level of only 26,000 indigent families in 2007, Pangasinan overtook the province of Bukidnon and emerge on top of all province with more than 267,000 indigent families enrolled in PhilHealth Insurances.
As he always stressed, the Governor said “it is our dream that the poor head of family in Pangasinan will no longer fear that he, or any member of his family, gets sick, fully confident of getting the best and adequate medical care in our province.
PhilHealth members are entitled to a wide range of benefits which the Governor said, is a big relief to the marginalized sector of the society who can now easily get access to a quality health services.
Also, indigent people can also avail the services of 14 government-owned hospitals which have undergone physical rehabilitation and are now equipped with air-condition in all wards, stand-by generating sets, better diagnostic capabilities, re-conditioned and new ambulance units.