Capitol saves P80M in NOCHP expenses

The Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program cards.*Vinthony Ong photo

The Negros Occidental provincial government has been able to save about P80 million in its Negros Occidental Health Care Program (NOCHP) expenses with the implementation of its Management Information System (MIS) even with the increase in its members, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said on Wednesday, November 23.

He said from a budget of P120 million in 2019 the NOCHP expenses from 2021-2022 have gone down to P40 million.

Their in-house designed MIS has allowed the provincial government to monitor NOCHP availment by its members in real time, which is a deterrent against duplication of expenses, Diaz said.

Diaz said the Capitol Cab System where the vehicles of the provincial government are now all under a pooled service has also enable the provincial government to save on the purchase of new vehicles and on fuel expenses.

The Capitol Cab system is set to be adopted by the Bacolod City government.

Diaz, who is a consultant of the Bacolod City government, said he wants to ensure that the right people are assigned to man the city’s cab system to make it effective.

“No matter how good the system is if it falls in the wrong hands it will never work,” he said.

Bacolod is also adopting the government procurement, personnel information and supply management systems of the Negros Occidental provincial government, he said.*

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