Umaasa si Health Sec. Francisco Duque III na tuluyan ng uunlad ang industriya ng kalusugan sa bansa kasabay ng paglagda nito sa implementing rules and regulations (IRR) ng Universal Health Care Law.

“The IRR will pave way for the implementation of the UHC Law, which ensures holistic health care for every Juan and Juana by reorienting health care towards health promotion and preventive care, from a curative care focused system,” ayon sa statement.

“The health system must actively improve the health literacy, the built environment, and the social determinants of health of every Filipino — it should be a system that seeks out and cares for Juan and Juana everyday, throughout their lives, not just when they are sick,” ani Duque.

Kung maaalala, noong Pebrero nang isabatas ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang UHC na naglalayong mabigyan ng komprehensibong healthcare service ang bawat Pilipino.

Sa ilalim nito, otomatikong mae-enroll sa National Health Insurance Program ang bawat Filipino citizen bilang direct contributor.

“Each Filipino will be assigned to a primary care provider (health worker) who shall be the first contact of health care. Primary care providers will deliver free essential health services and will guide patients through the different health care facilities.”

“All Filipinos will also be automatic members of PhilHealth as direct or indirect contributors and shall be eligible to ‘No Balance Billing’ once admitted to basic or ward accommodations in hospitals. Availability of basic war accommodations in all facilities will be ensured through prescribed basic-private bed ratios — 90:10 for public health facilities, 70:30 for public specialty health facilities, and a minimum of 10:90 for private health facilities.”

Naniniwala si Duque na maganda ang magiging roll out at implementasyon ng batas kung tatambalan ito sapat na resources at matinong access sa mga gamot at iba pang health services.

“With UHC, the delivery of optimum and quality health services will be achieved through capacity-building of human resources for health and improved access to medicines and commodities by way of transparent pricing.”