TALISAYAN, Misamis Oriental (PIA)–In line with its commitment to the motto “Pamilyang Misamisnon Unahon,” the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental (PGMO) simultaneously launched its PAGLAUM Help Desk in eight Misamis Oriental Provincial Hospitals (MOPH), February 16.
The PAGLAUM Help Desk is a program crafted by the administration of Governor Peter M. Unabia under the unified effort on health and social services of the ‘PAGLAUM’ banner and is now available in eight MOPHs at Talisayan, Gingoog, Claveria, Alubijid, Initao, Manticao, Magsaysay, and Balingasag.
The help desk is a joint project between MisOr Cares, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), the Local Finance Committee, and MOPH. Its goal is to help Misamisnon patients, especially those who are less fortunate.
Medical financial assistance is given through the PSWDO’s Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS), where they can avail financial assistance for hospital bills, medicine, laboratory tests, diagnostic-imaging procedures, and others. Beneficiaries can also get help with funerals, burials, transportation, embalming, and buying a casket.
Talisayan Mayor Rico Taray thanked the provincial government for the program and promised to back all of the government’s plans and programs.
Unabia promised to improve and rehabilitate the eight provincial hospitals so that they could serve the public better. He also said the PGMO and the municipal governments will work with private pharmacies to supply the provincial hospitals with the medicines and medical equipment they need to fix the shortage of medicines.
The PGMO hopes that by launching the PAGLAUM help desk, it will be able to bridge the social divide and improve health access for all Misamisnons. (JAKA/PIA-10/Misamis Oriental)