Indigents can use the ambulances of the 12 hospitals operated by the Iloilo provincial government free of charge. This is the directive of Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. contained in Executive Order No. 183 which he signed yesterday (July 27, 2017) upon arriving from Manila. The order on the free use of ambulances also include those in urgent and emergency cases. Defensor issued the directive amid complaints from the family of some patients that they are charged a certain amount when they intend to use the ambulance to transfer their patient to Iloilo City.
Health Financing For Indigents
ILOILO – Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. is encouraging all who have been enrolled in Philippine Health Insurance Corp., especially the sponsored poor, to maximize the use of their health insurance benefits. This developed following reports that only 5.61 percent of 378,312 enrollees under the National Household Targeting System and Local Government Unit Sponsored Program availed their insurance.