By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz
MANILA – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Monday signed an agreement with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) that would provide an affordable health screening program for employees.
MMDA acting chair Don Artes, general manager Undersecretary Procopio Lipana, and PhilHealth – National Capital Region (NCR) vice president Bernadette Lico signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the MMDA head office in Makati City.
Under the partnership, the MMDA will monitor the implementation of the KonSulta program for its staff and ensure the accreditation of the MMDA medical clinic as one of the program’s medical providers.
Once accredited, the MMDA clinic will perform preventive health services such as health screening and assessments.
“We thank the PhilHealth-NCR for its KonSulta Program that offers accessible healthcare services,” he said.
PhilHealth’s KonSulta program primary care benefit package, in line with the provision of Republic Act No. 11223 or the Universal Health Care Act, covers preventive care including consultations, health risks screening and assessment, 13 laboratory tests, and 21 maintenance drugs and medicines.
Laboratory tests include complete blood count with platelet count, urinalysis, fecalysis, sputum microscopy, fecal occult blood, pap smear, lipid profile, fasting blood sugar, oral glucose tolerance test, electrocardiogram, chest x-ray, creatinine, and hemoglobin A1c test. (PNA)