Duterte ‘grossly disappointed’ at huge medical funds wasted due to ghost claims
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he was “grossly disappointed” at the government’s wasted medical funds due to ghost medical claims.
“Huge amount of medical funds were released to cover padded medical claims and imaginary treatment of patients. I am grossly disappointed,” Duterte said in his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona).
Duterte was referring to the ghost dialysis claims and fictitious patients of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. The agency billions of pesos due to this scam.
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