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3rd district holds
NOCPH seminar

A one-day reorientation on the Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Care Program implementation was held recently in the third district of the province to assess the status of service delivery and further improve program management, a press release from the office of the Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) said yesterday.

The NOCHP office and the third district is leading in the program implementation with 26,606 residents enrolled and now holders of the Negros First Family health card. They include 3,849 in Victorias, 5,036 in E.B. Magalona town, 4,815 in Silay, 5,343 in Talisay, and 7,563 in Murcia town, the press release said.

The district also posted the highest availment of government hospital services, the press release also said.

Benitez attributed this to the close coordination between the provincial government and the local government units in the district, but emphasized that more indigent residents and families have to be reached. With the conduct of the seminar-workshop on July 19, Benitez said he hopes for a continuous improvement of NOCHP services, the press release said.

The activity was held at the Vic Arcade Auditorium in Victorias City and a lecture-workshop on how to improve the handling of inquiries and complaints was also conducted by program frontliners.

This was a joint project of the office of Benitez and the NOCHP provincial office, the press release added.*

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