26 Nov 2018
- By Lori Lyn C. Lirio – [email protected] – Variety News Staff
COMMONWEALTH Healthcare Corporation Chief Executive Officer Esther Muna said they may utilize the mobile clinic to reach patients in remote areas.
Through the typhoon response satellite clinics in San Antonio and Dandan, Muna said CHCC has served a lot of patients in the southern and eastern parts of Saipan.
She said the mobile clinic, if activated, will provide healthcare services to patients in other remote areas on island.
Even before Typhoon Mangkhut hit Rota in September, Muna said CHCC was already planning to activate the mobile clinic which was utilized on the island.
Although the need for health services appears to have been stabilized, Muna advised people to see their health providers on a regular basis.
She said people who are financially challenged will still get assistance from CHCC and the Kagman Community Health Center. “Both offer a sliding fee discount program,” she added,
KCHC CEO Vince Castro said there were 300 households under the program as of June. Low-income earners or those who do not have insurance are eligible.
“The most you could pay is $5 or we will give you 50 percent to 70 percent discount for our services,” Castro said in an earlier interview.
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/109061-chcc-may-activate-mobile-clinic