Department of Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rossel-Ubial announced on Sunday that poor Filipinos should not worry about their hospital and medical bills next year because all of these would be free.
“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 concerns,” Health Secretary Rossel-Ubial during her visit to the Integrated Provincial Hospital Office in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao.
The new benefits that the lower class Filipinos would receive was achieved after the funds being given by the Budget Department to shoulder the hospital needs of the lower class Filipinos increased.
“This the is first time in history . President Duterte has exerted all efforts and expect changes in the next days .. poor patients will leave hospitals with no billings balance” Ubial added.
President Duterte also assured Ubial that Filipinos would receive better health care.
“Just take care of the poor, I’ll take care where to find the money.” Ubial who quoted what Duterte said to her.