DSWD Sec:Free medicines for poor patients now ready to avail

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According to Taguiwalo, she said it is faster to approve if the medications would cost P5,000 or below.

“Immediately ho kapag P5,000 ang worth ng reseta or below kaya ho namin ma­process iyan kaagad," Taguiwalo stated.

The government can also pay for medicines that cost as much as P25,000 but this would have to be subject to approval by the field office.
“Maximum allowable assistance that a social worker or the authorized personnel may recommend is only up to 25,000 pesos. However in extremely justifiable cases, the amount of assistance beyond P25,000 but not to exceed P75,000 may be granted subject to the approval of the assistant secretary for protective programs for DSWD central office or regional director for DSWD field office,” Taguiwalo stated.
Also, it is said that the free medicines can be availed of every three months.

“There will be guidelines and safeguards to ensure that prescriptions are valid but at the same time, we do not want to make it hard for patients. We will coordinate with hospitals to help those in the charity ward who cannot buy medicines,” she added.
Meanwhile, these are the hospitals that have signed the agreement with the DSWD: University of the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital, Jose B. Lingad General Hospital in Pampanga, Western Visayas Medical Center in Iloilo City, Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu, Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao, and Davao Regional Hospital in Tagum.

Source: ABS-CBN


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