DSWD inks deal with 25 new AICS medical partners
MANILA, Philippines— The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) signed a partnership agreement with 25 hospitals, medical centers, and funeral homes to provide services for beneficiaries under its Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program.
Signed on Saturday, the agreement “strengthened and formalized” the welfare department’s partnership with the service providers to give medical or funeral needs for crisis victims, regardless of their patient category, whether private or public patients.
“Under the agreement, the service providers committed to recognizing the duly approved and authenticated guarantee letter from the DSWD to cover the cost of hospitalizations, medicines, assistive devices, as well as burial and funeral expenses requested by the AICS clients,” elaborated DSWD in a statement.
The DSWD provided P651 million in financial assistance through guarantee letters in 2022, according to its Operations undersecretary Josefina Romualdez.
Medical service providers present at the signing were Globo Asiatico Enterprises Inc., Chinese General Hospital, Cardinal Santos Medical Center, FEU-Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation Medical Center, Total Ortho Medical Supplies Solution Inc., Ossium Medical Supplies Solution Inc., Mediclive Surgical Instruments Inc., DBK Medical Supplies Ltd. Co, SGG Orthocare and Medical Enterprise, and Camarin Doctors Hospital.
Additionally, MJ Funeral Homes, Nieto Funeral Homes, Quezon City General Hospital, Providence Hospital, Interpharma Solutions Philippines Inc., BVL Funeral Homes, Al Buenavista Enterprises Incorporated, Victoriano Luna Medical Center, Metro North Medical Center Hospital, Rosario Maclang Bautista General Hospital, Ace Medical Center-Pateros, Diliman Doctors Hospital, Novaliches District Hospital, Nugen Hearing Devices Inc., Partners Choice Inc., and 1Life Inc. were also present.