Saturday, September 12, 2009

2,400 get free health cards in Davao City

A file photo of lawyer Karlo Nograles, son and chief of staff of House Speaker Prospero Nograles, show him distributing Philhealth cards to residents of Davao City’s 1st District.

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Some 2,400 residents of the Davao City’s 1st District received their health cards as part of a program by House Speaker Prospero Nograles.

The solon’s son and chief of staff, lawyer Karlo Nograles, led the distribution of the Philhealth (Philippine Health) cards for Barangay 35-D and residents of Talomo District.

Nograles started distribution of the health cards in 2004 and since then more than 25,000 Philhealth cards have been given mostly to poor residents as part of the so-called “Oplan Kalusugan.”

Aside from Philhealth cards, Nograles also provides medical assistance to those the sick through his Congressional Medical Assistance Program (CMAP) which is primarily implemented at the Davao Medical Center.

The lawmaker and his son have also led various medical and humanitarian missions in Davao City.

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