• GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Cardholders of the Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program (NOCHP) in the Negros Occidental 6th district, may now avail of free medical and health services at the Cauayan District Hospital.
This was after Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson officially led the launching of NOCHP on February 25, attended by Mayor John Rey Tabujara, hospital chief Dr. Maricel Dida and NOCHP head Andrea Marie Boheron, among other officials.
NOCHP provides health insurance for indigents, spearheaded by the provincial government of Negros Occidental, in collaboration with the 31 component cities and municipalities of the province, six Congressional Districts, PhilHealth and the Department of Health.
It is a priority program of the province that seeks to provide comprehensive health care to Negrenses.
Lacson said that he looks forward to the successful implementation of the program that will redound to the benefit of the Cauayanons and the neighboring LGUs.
NOCHP cardholders are entitled of a P5,000 yearly assistance for medication, laboratories, radiologic examinations, dental services, and medicine, among others.
NOCHP members and their qualified dependents are entitled to free out-patient care in participating government hospitals in the province, including the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City.*