To step-up the services of its Katulong at Gabay sa Manggagawang may Kapansanan (KaGabay) Program, the Employees Compensation Commission (ECC) has inked agreements with different partner hospitals all over the Philippines to ensure the continuous delivery of rehabilitation services for its return to work program (RTWP), especially catered to persons with work-related disability (PWRDs).
Workers who have acquired work-related diseases or injuries may avail of loss of income benefits, medical benefits, carer’s allowance, and all other benefits under the EC Program. On top of these monetary benefits, PWRDs may likewise avail of rehabilitation services through physical restoration and rehabilitation with ECC accredited hospitals.
Currently, the ECC has active partnerships with eighteen hospitals all over the Philippines which include the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay (UERM) Memorial Medical Center, Lorma Medical Center, Mother Theresa of Calcutta Medical Center (MTCMC), Central Luzon Doctor’s Hospital, Calamba Medical Center (CMC) Inc., University of Perpetual Help-Dr. Jose Tamayo Medical University Foundation (UPH- DJGTMU), Inc., Mary Mediatrix Medical Center, Laguna Doctor’s Hospital, Estevez Memorial Hospital, Inc., West Visayas State University Medical Center, Southwestern University (SWU) Medical Center, Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC), Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC), Mindanao Orthopedic Sports and Rehabilitation Center, Inc., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Dr. Arturo Pingoy Medical Center and Saint Louis University-Sacred Heart Medical Center (SLU SHMC).
“The ECC has always pursued the end goal of providing a comprehensive insurance program to workers with work-related illnesses and injuries. As we try to provide better monetary benefits through landmark policies, the Commission also aims to assist workers who have suffered from work-related contingencies on their way back to recovery in the hope of reintegrating them back to the economic mainstream through a dynamic Return-to-Work Program,” ECC OIC-Executive Director Jose Maria S. Batino said.
“As the ECC refocuses its efforts on the Return-to-Work Program, we truly appreciate our partner hospitals for their continued assistance. The enduring support of our partners, as well as our stakeholder, has played a crucial role in the enhancement and expansion of many of our programs. In the ensuing months, we do hope to strengthen our linkages and gain more partners in streamlining the services under the EC Program as we recalibrate our targets for 2023,” ED Batino added.
Atty. M. Basal – REU8