The report said that Quezon City has been consistently posting an annual enrolment rating of nearly 100 percent, way past the enrollment ratings recorded by other local government units participating in PhilHealth’s sponsored program.
As directed by Mayor Herbert M. Bautista, the city government has been sponsoring the enrollment of some 50,000 underprivileged QC families to the sponsored program component of PhilHealth annually as part of a continuing effort to provide indigent QC residents access to quality medical and healh services.
At least Php 120 million has been allocated by the city government to cover the PhilHealth enrolment of the beneficiaries, at an enrollment rate of PhP 2,400 per family. Most of the beneficiaries include tricycle drivers, solo parents, persons with disabilities, children in conflict with the law, barangay officials, QC Hall contractual employees, and street sweepers.
At present, the city government has also been sponsoring the enrolment of young mothers who re beneficiaries of the Gabayan ang Batang Ina program.
The SSDD coordinates with PhilHealth for the enrollment program. PhilHealth has also been providing accreditation to Quezon City health centers and lying-in centers.
Pursuant to the National Health Insurance Act of 1995, all Filipino citizens are required to enroll in the National Health Insurance Program.