The Department of Health (DOH) has recognized Iloilo City‘s outstanding performance in the implementation of health programs during a monitoring and evaluation of the Visayan regions held in Tacloban City recently.
Dr. Mae Delmo, City Health Office (CHO) Assistant Department Head, the city’s representative on the conference, said that in the local government unit (LGU) scoring on health, Iloilo City is in the top 10 for its various health programs.
The city was cited as top performer in PhilHealth accreditation or out-patient package benefits and Tuberculosis-Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (TB-DOTS) package accreditation.
Delmo said that particularly in the TB-DOTS package accreditation, Iloilo City already has seven out of nine accredited district health centers which are giving quality care services to TB patients.
For PhilHealth enrollment, 100 percent of intended beneficiary indigents are already covered by the program.
Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog commented on the city’s performance: “We are truly proud of these accomplishments proving that we are effective in our health management and advocacies towards a healthier and more productive citizenry.”
The City of Iloilo ranked second in TB cure rate, number five in PhilHealth enrolment of LGU-sponsored indigents, and 10th in facility-based deliveries like birthing centers. These achievements have been recognized by the DOH are just some of the results of efforts made by Iloilo City Government and its City Health Office.