PCSO launches online appointment system

MANILA-- The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office has made easier for individuals seeking medical assistance after it launched an online appointment system and bring government service closer to the public.

PCSO Chairman Jose Jorge Corpuz said the agency launched its Individual Medical Assistance Program (IMAP) in response to the call of President Rodrigo Duterte's call to make its services more accessible to the people.

"PCSO online appointment system is now available. Sinasabi ko nga there are about 500-600 people lining up every day at Lung Center. But now you can open the web on pcso.gov.ph and apply there online," Corpuz told reporters during the press briefing in Mandalauyong City on Wednesday.

"As we always tell the public, charity is the main product of PCSO. We are here to serve the people and giving them a choice on how to seek help from us in the comfort of their homes is true public service," the PCSO Chairman noted.

Additionally, the PCSO online appointment system is an in-house application developed by the IT Services Department.

This online application gives the public an option to to avail of IMAP without the need of going to the PCSO office. The public can easily access the IMAP service through the official website of PCSO at www.pcso.gov.ph.

Corpus said that this paperless service will be initially launched at the PCSO Extension office at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City. The possibility of spreading out the system to all PCSO provincial offices is also being considered.

For his part, PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan said the PCSO is just taking advantage of the latest technology to deliver faster and more effecient services to the Filipinos seeking medical assistance.

Source: Philippine News Agency