THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) announced on Wednesday that people seeking medical assistance from the agency will no longer have to endure long lines.
PCSO Chairman Jose George Corpuz said the agency will launch its online appointment system called Individual Medical Assistance Program (IMAP) in response to the call of President Rodrigo Duterte to make government services more accessible to the public.
“The PCSO online appointment system gives the public an option to avail of the individual medical assistance program without the need of going to the PCSO office. The public can conveniently access the IMAP through the official website agency at www.pcso.gov.ph,” Corpuz told reporters in a news briefing in Mandaluyong City.
The PCSO chief noted that the paperless service will be initially launched at the PCSO extension office at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City. The possibility of rolling out the system to all PCSO provincial offices is also being considered.
“PCSO is taking advantage of the latest technology to deliver faster and more efficient services to the Filipinos seeking medical assistance from us,” PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan said.
Corpuz said he is excited to launch the online appointment system that will give great convenience to PCSO customers.
“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 a true public service,” he said.