Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), along with their dependents, have all the reason not to worry after the government found means to help them under a health program dubbed “HEALTHPRO,” it was learned Sunday.
The HEALTHPRO is expected to attend to the health needs of the OFWs.
In strengthening the HEALTHPRO project, the Region 13 office of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA 13) has partnered through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Caraga Regional Hospital (CHR) as its medical institution partner.
The agreement was signed by OWWA 13 Officer-In-Charge Director Marietta Lumawag, CHR Chief of Hospital Dr. Ponciano Limcangco, and in partnership with the provincial government of Surigao del Norte through Provincial Administrator Romeo Cal.
The historic signing was conducted at the Provincial Governor’s Conference Room.
As this developed, Rep. Francisco Matugas (1st District, Surigao del Norte), Rep. Guillermo Romarate Jr. (2nd District, Surigao del Norte), and Surigao del Norte Gov. Sol. Matugas were elated.
Lumawag said the CHR is the first medical institution-partner for the HEALTHPRO program in the region.
HEALTHPRO is a subsidized medical and hospitalization service for OFWs who need medical treatment for illnesses contracted while working abroad.
The medical assistance will be up to P100,000 for active OWWA-member OFWs, and P50,000 for the distressed OFW’s regardless of membership status who is in urgent need of medical assistance.
For Job Site hospitalization/confinement abroad, assistance offered will be up to $ 3,000 for OWWA members, and $1,500 for the distressed OFWs, added Lumawag.
Source: Manila Bulletin