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OWWA taps Benguet General Hospital for health program for OFWs

by Lito Dar

Baguio City (25 September) -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is set to tap the Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) as its new medical institution partner for its Health Program for Overseas Filipino Workers (HEALTHPRO).

OWWA-CAR Regional Director Evelyn Laranang said the BeGH is the second medical institution partner for the HEALTHPRO in the region after Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC).

Laranang assured that OWWA is continuously looking for other health or medical institutions in the other provinces which they can tap as partners so that they can reach out to all of the OFWs in the region.

HEALTHPRO is a subsidized medical and hospitalization services program for OFWs here and abroad.

HEALTHPRO's local hospitalization assistance offers up to P100,000 assistance for active OWWA member OFWs, and P50,000 for inactive OFWs. For Job Site or hospitalization/confinement abroad, assistance will be $3,000 for active OFW and $1,500 for inactive OFW.

'Distressed OFWs or those who are returning with health problems need extensive or special medications so we are thoroughly checking each medical institution in the region in terms of their capability to provide such services', Laranang said.

Another new health program of OWWA is the OFW Medical Rehabilitation Program or REHABPRO. It is a special health package to extend sustainable medical rehabilitation services for returning OFWs who are either suffering from any form of mental disorder/illness or physical disability.

To date, only the BGHMC is the partner medical institutions of OWWA for said program.

Since the implementation of these new programs this year, six distressed OFWs in Baguio and Benguet have already availed. OWWA-CAR has already spent about P35,000 for the rehabilitation of three OFWs that availed of the RehabPro and P290,098.26 for the medication of three other OFWs under the HealthPro. (PIA) [top]

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