AS it turns 80 this year, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) continues to provide unwavering service to the Filipino people. The PCSO is the principal government agency mandated by law to raise and provide funds for health programs, medical assistance and services, to the poorest, and conduct charities of a national character. It does its primary mission of generating funds for health programs and charities of a national character through the PCSO sweepstakes races, lotteries, and similar activities. Among the PCSO’s charity services are Individual Medical Assistance Program (IMAP), Endowment Fund Program, Financial Assistance to Institutional Partners, Facilities Upgrading, Medicine Donation and Medical Equipment Donation. The IMAP covers requests for hospitalization, dialysis, medicines, chemotherapy drugs, laboratory/diagnostic procedures, wheelchair, hearing aid, and implant/prosthesis of citizens throughout the archipelago. It also provides outpatient consultation, medicine donation, ambulance conduction of indigent patients, assistance to victims of calamities and national emergencies and patient assistance through endowment funds. Undoubtedly one of the most effective means of pursuing the agency’s commitment to the people is charity through free medical and dental services. Initially serving its officials and employees, referrals and walk-ins, the PCSO Charity Clinic’s services have now expanded to include depressed barangay in Metro… Read full this story
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