DAVAO CITY -Consistent with its commitment of delivering healthcare for all, specifically for the poor and the marginalized, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will join forces with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as it delivers its new ALAGA  KA Program.

Alaga Ka Program is an integrated marketing scheme aimed at keeping the members informed of their PhilHealth coverage, benefits and other public health programs of the Department of Health (DOH).

In collaboration with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP), Association of Municipal Health Officers, and other Non-Government Organizations, the ALAGA KA Program aims to advocate the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) to poor families identified in the DSWD Listahanan throughout the country.

Listahanan is a database of poor households and being used as reference in identifying beneficiaries of social protection services. It locates who and where the poor are.

The ALAGA KA Program will be launched on March 24 in 17 regions nationwide.

The regional launch is slated at the National Comprehensive High School Covered Court, Nabunturan, Compostela Valley Province.

Expected to attend are 4,408 Listahanan-identified poor families.

Lined-up activities for the launch include Members’ Orientation on Tamang Serbisyo Kalusugang Pampamilya (TseKap), Maternity Package and No Balance Billing, Amendment/Updating of Listahanan Member’s Record, Profiling and Enlistment of Members to TseKap, and Provision of Point Care Benefits.

A Help Desk will also be put up to respond to inquiries and complaints from members.

Currently, involved agencies are meeting up to ensure smooth implementation of this latest health care program. (DSWD)