Health Department chief Paulyn Jean Rossel-Ubial mentioned in her visit to the Integrated Provinicial Hospital Office in Maguindanao that our less fortunate fellow Filipinos will worry no more about their hospital and medical bill the medicines they will need.
“There’s no need to hold any card of PhilHealth, just prove to us you are a Filipino, you are entitled to be covered by health benefits, the PhilHealth will take care of the hospital billings and other concern,” – Secretary Paulyn Ubial.
This is because of the increase of funds given by the Budget Department to cover the hospital bills of the needy Filipinos.
According to her, the Health Department is in good financial standing now after the Budget Department paid last November the arrears of 32 billion from the 42 Billion deficits of PhilHealth.
She also quoted that it’s a first time in the DOH history and that our President Duterte exerted all his efforts for this venture. She receive an assurance from the President by quoting what he said, “Just take care of the poor, I’ll take care where to find the money.”
Furthermore, supplementary to the free hospitalization, next year buying of medicines in government policies wont be necessary because it will be free and available from the government health program.