PhilHealth pays additional P100M to Red Cross for COVID-19 testing
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has released another wave of payments to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), to offset the increasing expenses of testing arriving overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for coronavirus.
According to PhilHealth Chief Executive Officer Dante Gierran, the latest P100-million payment for the reimbursement of testing claims made by PRC, largely for OFWs arriving from other countries.
“PhilHealth releases another P100,003,015 to Philippine Red Cross today,” Gierran said in a statement on Thursday.
“(PhilHealth) fast tracks validation of claims to reimburse COVID-19 tests done by the PRC in support of the Government’s campaign to curb the effect of the pandemic particularly to OFWs,” he added.
This is not the first time PhilHealth has paid PRC money to settle its P930-million debt. Last October 27, PhilHealth announced that they have facilitated the release of P500 million as payment to PRC.
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