Makati gives free chemotherapy sessions to nearly 9,000 patients

Makati gives free chemotherapy sessions to nearly 9,000 patients

/ 05:26 PM June 25, 2024

 Ospital ng Makati

MANILA, Philippines — The local government of Makati City on Tuesday said it has provided free chemotherapy sessions to 8,980 patients since 2020.

According to Makati Mayor Abigail Binay, Makati Yellow Card holders do not need to pay anything for their chemo sessions.


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“We aim to ensure that every Makatizen receives the healthcare they need without worrying about the cost. We are here to support our residents in their fight against cancer, ” Binay said.

“Chemo is more expensive than dialysis because the type of medicine needed varies from patient to patient. We have patients with bills over P130,000 for a single session, and Philhealth only covers a maximum of P7,280. Most cancer patients cannot afford that, but our Yellow Card holders pay absolutely nothing,” she added.

Other services in the Makati Health Plus program include dialysis, provision of maintenance medicines, and check-ups.

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Yellow Card holders can also avail of the services for their dependents up to 21 years old.

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