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Food poisoning patients can rely on PhilHealth July 4, 2019

IN the light of more than 200 people who reportedly suffered from food poisoning yesterday in Pasig Cityduring the birthday party of former First Lady Imelda Marcos, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) announced today that it shall help pay for the hospitalization of all victims who need hospital care.

PhilHealth President and CEO Ricardo C. Morales announced that patients who are PhilHealth members needing confinement in public or private hospitals can avail of their benefits and expect assistance from the state insurance firm. Non members confined in government hospitals can be entitled to the benefits through the Point of Service (POS) Program.

"We want to assure those affected that in case hospitalization is required, they can bank on their PhilHealth coverage for financial protection. This is consistent with PhilHealth's mandate to provide responsive health care benefits to its members at all times, more so during emergency cases where help is needed the most," Morales said adding that "We have PhilHealth CARES (Customer Assistance, Relations and Empowerment Staff) stationed in public and private hospitals to assist them in availing of their benefits."

PhilHealth pays up to P 6,000 for food poisoning or acute gastroenteritis with moderate to severe dehydration when confined in any PhilHealth accredited hospital.

"We stand firm in our commitment to provide Filipinos with access to quality health care services especially in times of emergency cases." the PhilHealth Chief stressed.

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