Bacolod City government provides improved health program to residents under Mayor Albee Benitez
City government provides enhanced health care delivery to the public through initiating a 3-pronged service under Bacolod City Comprehensive Health Program (BacCHP).
Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez says that the program shall focus on promotive, preventive, and curative aspects in addressing the inequity in the existing system. The program shall be based on Executive Order 11, a series of 2022. 
Bacolod City residents have already started registering in their respective barangays.
The BacCHP has additional features that ensure delivery of an integrated health care system among the residents and health care coverage through maximizing resources and programs in the government.
With the implementation of preventive health care services, a resident can present a BacCHP Family Health Card to his assigned barangay health station to avail of e-consultations and necessary annual medical check-ups. A member or a resident shall also be qualified to avail of free medicines and laboratory services covered under the Konsulta Program of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.
The Bacolod City Health Office shall also participate in this program by enhancing existing health programs under the promotive services aspect.
All the programs under this shall be applied and implemented through barangay health care workers, barangay nutrition scholars, the Office of the Senior Citizens’ Affairs, and other related sectors and local communities in Bacolod City.
High COVID positivity rate reported in Visayas and Mindanao
Rising COVID positivity rates have been observed in Visayas and Mindanao by the OCTA Research Group.
The positivity rate refers to the number of individuals who report more favorable results among those tested for COVID-19.
As of July 30, 5 provinces in the Visayas are already classified under very high positivity rates, reaching above 20%. These are Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Bohol, and Negros Oriental. Other provinces and areas in Visayas and Mindanao have also been observed with high positivity rates up to 17%, and these are Cebu, Leyte, Davao del Sur, Misamis Oriental, Negros Occidental, South Cotabato, and Zamboanga del Sur. 
According to the World Health Organization, the recommended positivity rate should be at only 5% or lower.
Bacolod Regional Hospital limits pediatric admission after watchers hit COVID-19
CLMMRH in Bacolod City has set a limit to extreme cases only for its access under the Department of Pediatrics, taking effect immediately.
It was found out that some patient watchers turned out positive for COVID after staying in low-risk areas, according to CLMMRH medical chief Dr. Julius Drilon.
The hospital management shall continue to impose regulations set by the National Inter-Agency Task Force and the DOH, as Drilon says that we are still in the state of the pandemic.
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