PhilHealth Helps Sendong Typhoon Victims

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has committed to assist the ongoing relief operations by covering hospitalization of both PhilHealth members and non-members affected by tropical storm “Sendong.”

PhilHealth president and CEO Eduardo P. Banzon said requirement and processes for the availment of the PhilHealth benefits for “Sendong” related hospital admissions would be simplified and expedited.

Banzon said reimbursement to all hospitals, including non-PhilHealth accredited facilities, in the hardest hit areas would be facilitated.

“We could only imagine what the survivors had to live through so we want to ease their suffering as much as possible. We are trying to be more creative and we’re finding ways to engage more agencies in our overall relief efforts,” added Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona.

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