DOH: Over P30 M released to COVID-stricken medical frontliners, relatives | Inquirer News
Close  

DOH: Over P30 M released to COVID-stricken medical frontliners, relatives

/ 11:58 AM August 28, 2020
Manila frontliners

Some of Manila’s frontliners in the fight against COVID-19. (Photo from the Manila Public Information Office)

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has so far released P31 million in compensation to the families of healthcare workers who succumbed to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the line of duty.

In an online press forum, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the DOH has issued checks worth P1 million each to the families of 31 medical frontliners who died of COVID-19.

ADVERTISEMENT

The DOH is still evaluating documents for the release of the cash assistance to 22 more families.

“Meron tayong ine-evaluate na 22,” she said.

FEATURED STORIES

Meanwhile, Vergeire said the DOH has already released 36 P100,000-checks to healthcare workers who contracted COVID-19 with severe symptoms.

“We were already able to give checks for severe and critical [cases] as soon as we verify kung talagang yung status nila. For the severe and critical cases, we were already able to release 36 checks amounting to P100,000,” she said.

“Meron pa tayong additional na 53 na ine-evaluate pa rin ang kanilang mga dokumento sa ngayon just to verify their outcomes,” she added.

Under Republic Act 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, health workers who become severely ill in the line of duty will be compensated P100,000 while the family of those who died of COVID-19 in the line of duty should get P1 million.

gsg

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: compensation, COVID-19, Department of Health, healthcare workers, Nation, News
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.