Mining company to boost social protection through health programs
Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) said it is continuously investing on health programs among its workers to boost productivity in its operations.
A guaranteed access to healthcare being one of the primary elements of social protection, MMDC said it allocated over P990,000 to subsidize the health insurance of deserving communities in five Cantilan and Carrascal villages.
In partnership with the government-run Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), the insurance guarantees that community recipients are able to avail themselves of social health insurance benefits in accredited health care institutions for a whole year.
At least four community-run pharmacies (Botika ng Barangay) and clinics in the two towns also received supplies of medicines, including a stretcher for the health center in Brgy. Bon-ot, Carrascal.
As part of its efforts, the company is also raising the emergency preparedness of local health workers in its mining community.
Just recently, MMDC said over a hundred health workers from four villages in Cantilan and Carrascal towns benefited from the series of first aid and health emergency rescue trainings conducted by the company.
Mainly targeting Barangay Health Workers, nutrition scholars and emergency rescue personnel, the trainings aim to raise the bar of the recipient-barangays’ emergency response and health services.