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Marcos vows efficient PhilHealth for Filipinos

President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Monday said PhilHealth should provide better healthcare services for Filipinos.

"We are working towards a more direct and efficient delivery of services, through integrated primary care providers and networks, in partnership with the LGUs and private sector. These shall of course be supported by what is now a better and more efficient PhilHealth," Marcos said in his second State of the Nation Address.

The President said all Filipinos would soon be provided with healthcare services given that more than 93 percent of Filipinos are already members of the state insurer.

"Palapit nang palapit na tayo sa hangarin na ang lahat ng Pilipino ay makakakuha ng serbisyong-pangkalusugan. Sa ngayon, mahigit 93 percent na ang kasapi sa PhilHealth," Marcos said.

Marcos said that under the Konsulta Package of PhilHealth, at least 21 medicines and 13 laboratory services are being provided for patients for free.

He added that there are more than 2,000 Konsulta centers across the country that could cater to the needs of patients.

Moreover, Marcos said more kidney dialysis sessions are now being availed for free.—LDF, GMA Integrated News