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Through Sanggunian Resolution No. 138-2019, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan recently approved the Municipal Ordinance No. 001-2019, granting free annual medical check-ups for all officials and employees of the municipality of Magallanes, this province.
The said ordinance, authored by Sangguniang Bayan Member Leah Georgette B. Amodia, aims to promote the physical well-being of its officials and employees since the LGU recognizes the significance of human resources on the efficiency and effectiveness of public service delivery to the general public.
Under the ordinance, the guidelines were set for the officials that can only avail of the free medical check-ups:
A. Financial Assistance for medical examination, including executive medical examination being done whether by a private or public medical practitioner in a public or private hospital or clinic, there shall include all laboratory examination.
B. Financial Medical Assistance in cases of Hospital Confinement-this is a financial assistance to a government worker, who is admitted or confined to a hospital anywhere in the country for treatment of an injury or sickness for certain inclusive dates.
C. Employees under job order or contractual basis, provided, however, their contract is still effective are qualified to avail.
Based on the recommendation of the Committee on Social Welfare, Population Development and Health & Nutrition, the said resolution was approved thru the efforts of Hon. Elizabeth Marie R. Calo. (Justine Lumonsod)