South Cotabato, Philippines – In a monumental development for the province of South Cotabato, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has allocated 53 million pesos as the initial disbursement of the capitation fund. This funding is part of a groundbreaking effort to bolster healthcare services in the region. And South Cotabato is among the seven chosen sandbox sites to kickstart the KonSulta-PCPN program.
At the heart of this momentous occasion is South Cotabato’s Governor, Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr. Governor Tamayo, with unwavering commitment, aims to usher in a new era of healthcare for the province. The Governor shared his ambitious vision for South Cotabato, which includes achieving a 100% electronic medical record for every South Cotabateño by 2024.
“I will ensure that we will liquidate the fund after a month,” Tamayo said during the turn-over ceremony.
This transformative healthcare program isn’t just a short-term goal; Governor Tamayo intends to see it through to the next generation, aligning with the broader national vision of President Duterte to protect the health and well-being of every Filipino.
Emmanuel S. Ledesma, Jr., the President and Chief Executive Officer of PhilHealth, highlighted the significance of this investment in South Cotabato’s healthcare infrastructure. This capitation fund represents not just a financial transaction but an investment in the overall well-being of the Filipino population. It aims to empower healthcare providers, reach underserved communities, and bring Universal Health Care closer to full coverage.
“Like the tnalak fabric, South Cotabato and PhilHealth will be collaborating more to guarantee a new era of the healthcare system in the country,” Ledesma said.
This momentous event signifies a collective commitment to improve the lives of South Cotabateños and sets the province on a path toward a healthier and more vibrant future.