Las Piñas partners with Perpetual Help Medical Center

Published July 10, 2019, 9:56 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Jean Fernando

The Las Piñas City government hospitalization program through the Green Card Program could now be availed at the Perpetual Help Medical Center of Las Piñas.

Las Pinas City Mayor Imelda Aguilar (FACEBOOK)
Las Pinas City Mayor Imelda Aguilar (FACEBOOK)

Mayor Imelda T. Aguilar and Vice Mayor April Aguilar-Nery announced that the Perpetual Help Medical Center-Las Piñas is the latest medical facility to accredit the Green Card Program of the city which is in addition to Las Piñas Doctor’s Hospital, San Juan de Dios Hospital, Philippine General Hospital, and Las Piñas City Medical Center.

“We are happy to announce that we have another partner in providing hospitalization benefits to our city residents, the Perpetual Help Medical Center, as we continue to explore ways to deliver enhanced service to our kababayans,” Aguilar said.

Aguilar said that the city residents who are holders of the Green Card could avail of the free hospitalization services worth P30,000 per patient who would be confined at any of the accredited hospitals.

The Green Card is the hospitalization support program managed by the Mayor’s Office, City Health Office, and City Social Welfare and Development Office. It has now around 200,000 Green Card holders.

The mayor said that the free hospitalization program was initiated by former Mayor Vergel “Nene” Aguilar in 2000 with about 10,000 Green Card holders, including city hall employees, which was accredited at Las Piñas Doctor’s Hospital and San Juan De Dios Hospital.

She said that the number of household beneficiaries has been expanded and in nearly 20 years the program signed up with five accredited hospitals to cater to the medical needs of the Las Piñeros.