Biliran Inter-Local Health Zone conducts Joint Board and TMC Meeting for Q4 2022
November 24, 2022
Despite being a small province, Biliran ranks among the top achievers of health programs in Region 8, thanks to the cohesiveness of the eight local government units brought together by the Biliran Inter-Local Health Zone (ILHZ). Established in 2003 to primarily combat a high maternal and child mortality rate, it has long achieved its purpose and now serves as the a unifying force to enhance the health services delivery system in the province. It is governed by a Board composed of the governor and the 8 municipal mayors, with representation from the DOH and Philhealth. The Technical Management Committee (TMC) is composed by the Municipal Health Officers, health program coordinators and other health practitioners. As Chairman of the Board, Governor Gerard Espina presided over the ILHZ’s Q4 Meeting last November 24, to tackle issues on reorganization, the implementation of Universal Health Care, and the LGU scorecard on health among others.
Among the highlights of the discussion includes Philhealth claims by the RHUs which are additional sources of funds for local health services. The LGU contribution which forms part of the Common Health Trust Fund (CHTF) was also discussed, including the expenditures to be charged upon the CHTF, such as the procurement of medicines for distribution to the RHUs.