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City to implement AOP to focus on health system performance

THE 19th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy on its regular session Monday enacted an ordinance authorizing City Mayor Oscar Moreno to enter into and sign the Terms of Partnership (TOP) with the Department of Health – Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD), Northern Mindanao.

This covers the management and implementation of the approved 2021 Annual Operational Plan (AOP) which shall focus on the achievement of improved Local Health System Performance Consistent with the provisions of RA 11223, otherwise known as “the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act of 2019” and Formula One-Plus for Health.

City Mayor Moreno informed the legislative body that the collaboration is supported by the Local Investment Plan for Health (LIHP) of the city.

Under the TOP, the city will receive an estimated allocation of P273 million support (financial and non-financial grants) from the national government- DOH for the implementation of the approved 2021 AOP, with a counterpart fund from the city government in the amount of P1.9 to support the implementation based on the approved 2021 AOP.

Adhering to an integrated and phased implementation of the UHC Act and the 2020-2022 LIPH as embodied in the approved 2021 AOP, the city commits to enact appropriate ordinances and/or executive order intended for its effective implementation.

Among others, the city shall secure increased, sustained financing from its own budget, the DOH, and PhilHealth; assure the acquisition of quality and affordability of health goods and services through DOH licensing and PhilHealth accreditation; ensure access to and availability of essential and basic health packages by matching its catchment population to appropriate Primary Care Provider Network and through an effective referral system, as well as provide timely, effective and efficient preparedness and response to public health emergencies and disasters.

For its part, DOH-CHD shall coordinate/facilitate the support from the national government agencies and their instrumentalities, and development partners, to the city for the implementation of the approved 2021 AOP, maintaining stewardship function over the DOH funds provided to the city-wide health system to support attainment of goals and objectives of the AOP, among others.


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