HEALTH is non-negotiable, said Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno during the signing of the memorandum of agreement between Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) and private hospitals in the city on December 8.
The signing of the agreement formally sealed the implementation of “No Deposit Policy” in Cagayan de Oro as mandated under Republic Act 10932 or the Anti-Hospital Deposit Law.
In his message, Moreno expressed his deep appreciation to Philhealth under the leadership of Datu Masiding M. Alonto Jr., area vice president for Mindanao, for another milestone in healthcare insurance.
The MOA signing is the first in the country, forging a good partnership between the government, private and public hospitals in giving the best and quality medical care the people of Cagayan de Oro needed.
Alonto likewise lauded Moreno for his exemplary achievement in transforming JR Borja Hospital and utmost dedication in serving the Cagay-anons and the people of Misamis Oriental as well.
Present at the MOA signing were Dr Ruben O. Go of Polymedic General Hospital and Polymedic Medical Plaza, Dr. Miguel E. Kho of Madonna and Child Hospital, Dr. Jesus M. Jardin of Capitol
University Medical City, Mr. Dexter R.. Garcia of Cagayan de Oro Medical Center, Dr. Michael C. Sabal of Sabal Hospital Inc., SPC Sr. Mercy Corazon Bangot of Xavier-Maria Reyna Hospital, City Councilor Maria Lourdes Gaane, City Councilor George Goking and Atty Carlo Franco Thomas Limjoco of the Department of Health (DoH). (CIO)