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Press Release/ June 22, 2018
 
Department of Health – CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) has provided health assistance to 12,658 amounting to a total of Php39,608,431.04 for 2017 through the Department of Health’s Medical Assistance for Indigent Patients (MAIP) program as reported during the 2ND quarter meeting and updates with Chief of Hospitals, MAIP Focal Persons of LGU Hospitals and members of the House of Representatives in Calabarzon held last June 5-7, 2018.
“Because of the continuous increase in the number of patients seeking medical assistance, as well as referrals received through email, social media, different agencies and institutions and from the Office of the President, we need to assess and review the program to know the progress we’ve completed and to continue providing support to the medical needs of our indigent patients in the region.” DO CALABARZON Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated during the opening program.
“Also to determine the financial status of each government hospital with regards to the MAIP program, identify and address issues/concerns including gaps in the implementation of the program and most importantly commend government hospitals for their support and partnership in the utilization of the medical assistance funds,” he added.
A total of 5,682 patients served in the province of Cavite with a total amount of Php11,935,763.09 utilized; a total of 2,903 patients was served in Laguna with a total amount of Php5,289,489 utilized; Batangas has served 944 patients with Php3,383,415.83 amount utilized; Rizal has 142 patients served with Php545,540.89 utilized; and Quezon with 2,987 patients and Php8,454,222.19 utilized.
According to Janairo, there are currently 14 regular MAIP patients undergoing medical treatment and diagnosis such as post partum eclampsia vs seizure disorder, fracture for orif plating, kidney failure, pneumothorax, cdv bleeding, G403 incomplete abortion, DHN, NSTEMI, pneumonia and seizure disorder t/c Rolandic epilepsy. “These patients are at present being treated in various government and private hospitals. There were also 4 Dengvaxia patients which was diagnosed with guillan-barre syndrome, glomerulonephritis, leukemia and mediastinal tumor that were given medical assistance”.
The total allocation for CALABARZON for 2018 is Php86,850,000.00.
 
“We need to assure that the funds for medical assistance will be properly utilized for the use not only of our indigent patients but also those in real need of hospitalization assistance in all authorized health facilities, including private health facilities that are under memorandums of agreement (MOA) with the regional office” Director Eduardo Janairo emphasized.


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DOH CALABARZON Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo emphasizes to paticipants the need to provide a more streamlined, consolidated and standardized system of service delivery network for patients needing medical assistance in bothe private and government hospitals in the region during the 2nd Quarter 
meeting and updates with Chief of Hospitals, MAIP Focal Persons of LGU Hospitals and members of the House of Representatives in Calabarzon held last June 5-7, 2018 in Palawan
 
 
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DOH CALABARZON Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo (center) with participants of the the 2nd Quarter meeting and updates with Chief of Hospitals, MAIP Focal Persons of LGU Hospitals and members of the House of Representatives in Calabarzon held last June 5-7, 2018 in Palawan