MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) should make permanent its increased coverage of free 144-dialysis sessions, Senator Risa Hontiveros said Thursday.
“The 144 session PhilHealth coverage isn’t just crucial just because we are in a public health emergency. Dialysis is life-saving, but it is a massive financial burden to have to cash out 12,000 pesos a week, with or without an economic crisis,” Hontiveros said in a statement.
“Kaya iminumungkahi ko na gawing permanente ito para hindi na malito sa pabago-bagong polisiya,” she added.
PhilHealth earlier increased to 144 the number of dialysis sessions that can be shouldered by the state i…