ORMOC CITY- The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will impose a no-billing charge in this city and nearby town of Kananga.
This was declared by Renato Limsiaco, PhilHealth regional president, as their agency’s assistance to the residents of the areas hit by the 6. 5 magnitude tremor.
“We will impose the policy until the situation normalizes,” Limsiaco said.
Covered under this policy are those who will be confined or treated of injuries related to the earthquake.
During her visit to this city last July 13, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said that their department has shouldered all the medical expenses of those who were confined or treated in various hospitals due to the earthquake that hit this city and Kananga town.
Ubial reported that of the 351 patients that received assistance from the DOH, 17 remained in three hospitals for further treatment.
They were admitted at the Ormoc District Hospital, Ormoc Doctors’ Hospital, Clinic Gatchalian and Hospital and OSPA-FMC (Ormoc Sugar Planters Association-Farmers Medical Center).
Ubial was among the Cabinet members who briefed President Rodrigo Duterte who visited the city on July 13 on the actions taken by various government departments in the aftermath of the 6.5 magnitude tremor.
Pres. Duterte gave P20,000 to the families and beneficiaries of Gerry Movilla and Rhissa Rosales who both died after the quake.
Liezel Anison, who suffered injuries, was given P10,000 assistance.
All the injured were promised a cash assistance of P10,000 from the Office of the President.
Also, the Department of Social Welfare and Development also gave assistance of P10,000 each to the families of Movilla and Rosales including burial expenses were shouldered by the agency, while the injured were given P5,000 each.