ORMOC CITY, Leyte, (PNA) -– Ormoc District Hospital (ODH) received the biggest amount from the Hospital Incentive Scheme of the provincial government. This was learned during the distribution of incentives to hospital personnel by Gov. Dominic L. Petilla.

ODH received almost PHP30 million representing income made from paying patients and reimbursements from Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for the first quarter of 2016.

Of that amount, PHP3.5 million is allotted for incentives of hospital personnel consisting of 23 medical and 121 non-medical personnel.

The Hospital Incentive Scheme began during the term of former Governor Carlos Jericho L. Petilla to help improve the facilities and services provided by the 14 province-run hospitals. This is done by maximizing collections from PhilHealth and charging fees to patients who can afford to pay.

The revenues raised were used for the hospitals’ capital outlay, maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) and employees’ share to convince them to stay and render their service in government.

“Most of these revenues will go back to you,” the governor said. “Part of it will go to your incentives which is what we are distributing today. Another portion will go to repairs and your MOOE.”

Petilla described ODH as a top performer in terms of income and service delivery from among the 14 province-run hospitals.

The official also distributed incentives to personnel of Manuel B. Veloso Memorial Hospital (MBVMH) in Palompon town. The previous day it was at Leyte Provincial Hospital (LPH) in Palo town.

MBVMH earned PHP7.6 million while LPH made PHP3.2 million in the first quarter this year. “A higher revenue means more treated patients,” the governor said. “The more patients, the more revenue, most of which will be used to improve your operations.” (PNA)