FREE dialysis bill for poor Filipinos has now been passed by the lower House - The Daily Sentry

Sunday, February 18, 2018



FREE dialysis bill for poor Filipinos has now been passed by the lower House



A patient undergoing dialysis, photo from UNTV News
Apparently all the bill needs is a scheduled debate and voting before it reaches the third and final reading at the House of Representatives after it was approved by the House Committee on Health.

The said bill obligates all government hospitals to have a dialysis facility and it also aims to expand the Philhealth benefit package on kidney transplants.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development will be tasked to determine the beneficiaries of this said bill. This would greatly benefit the poor for each session of a kidney dialysis would cost one 600 pesos per session if the Filipino is covered by Philhealth or any government health insurance. But with the waived fee, this would be save a poor Filipino two days of salary.

Source: ph.news.yahoo.com