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Program Background

     Pursuant to Republic Act 9502, the Department of Health through the National Center  for  Pharmaceutical Access  and  Management (NCPAM)  is  tasked  to pursue a medicines access program including geriatric healthcare nationwide. This will address the needs of the elderly/senior citizens focused on their overall health needs including their medicines requirements.

     The GERIATRIC HEALTH MEDICINES ACCESS PROGRAM (GHMAP) was developed to address the needs to support the first ever GERIATRIC HOSPITAL in the country through the inauguration of the Eva Macaraeg-Macapagal National Center for Geriatric Health or formerly known as the Singian Hospital located along Malacañang, Manila in 2010.  The Center was under the management of the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center (JRRMMC), since the House Bill for the establishment of this Center is still pending in the Congress.