Proceedings of The 3rd World Conference on Research in Education
Cashless Payment Solutions in BGHMC: An emergent need amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic
Katherine M. Munar, Mary Jane M. Rivera
Cashless payment solutions have been existing in the society since the online payment platforms were introduced in the market. The use of these platforms have been intensified and accelerated during the Covid-19 pandemic whereby restrictions such as travels and limited movement outside residence is widely implemented in Baguio City and its neighboring towns: (LISTT) La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, and Tublay. The purpose of this study is to propose cashless payment solutions to BGHMC in response to the pandemic. Interviews were conducted together with the partner institutions of BGHMC to facilitate the research. Social and physical distancing are declared to be strictly implemented in all business and establishments to avoid the spread of the virus that can be transmitted through droplets. Further, the virus can be transmitted through currencies such as bills and coins, thus face to face transactions are discouraged. Cashless payments will contribute to the solution to encountered problem. With the implementation of cashless payments, clientele of BGHMC will attain desired convenience in finishing transactions with regards to paying services acquired from the latter. In the adaptation of cashless payment solutions, BGHMC will not only provide convenience to its clients but also help in preventing the spread of the virus.
Keywords: Cashless Payment Solutions; BGHMC (Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center); Covid-19 Pandemic.