PDAF loss to endanger
prov’l health insurance
For more than half a
million Negrenses – guv
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund of congressmen will gravely affect the Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program (NOCHP) that provides health insurance to more than half a million Negrenses, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said yesterday.
The program is run on annual contributions of Negros solons of P10 million per district from their Priority Development Assistance Fund, he said.
Capitol records show that there are now 101,038 NOCHP cardholders covering 505,190 beneficiaries, of which about 47,636 availed of free hospital care from September 2010 to August this year, Provincial Planning and Development Office head Marlin Sanogal said yesterday.