2 Antiqueño PUIs covered under new PhilHealth package

first_imgAntique’s PhilHealth head Junie Sabusap. PNA Both turned out negative for COVID-19 basedon the result of their nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs that were sent tothe Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. “There is a new PhilHealth Circular No.2020-0004 effective Jan. 30, 2020 that provides a new benefits package of P14,000for the PUI,” he said. They have been discharged from thehospital upon completion of the 14 days hospital quarantine. (PNA) Of the P14,000 benefit package, 30percent will go to the professional fee of the attending doctor and 70 percentfor the laboratory examination, medical supplies and room of the admitted PUI. Two seafarers from Antique who weredeclared as PUIs were admitted at the Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital(ASMGH). The two had a travel history in places where there are positive casesof coronavirus and they manifested flu-like symptom. The first PUI from Hamtic town had atravel history to China where he stayed overnight in a hotel before coming hometo Antique while the second PUI was from Hong Kong. Sabusap said the benefits packageapplies to hospitals identified by the Department of Health that can provideappropriate quarantine to the PUI. Antique’s PhilHealth head Junie Sabusap saidin an interview Wednesday that the new health insurance package for the PUIswas crafted after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirusdisease as a public health emergency. “The benefits package could be claimedby the PUIs whether their laboratory examination results turned out to bepositive or negative,” he said. SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA,Antique – Two Antiqueños, who are patients under investigation (PUIs), arecovered by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) which cameup with a new health insurance package.last_img

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