MANILA, March 11, 2019–The Department of Health (DOH) should act against the “unjust” practices perpetrated by some state and private healthcare facilities on patients, Senator Richard Gordon said in a press stateme
“As I have stressed multiple times in the past, medical facilities’ practice of charging retesting fees for PRC blood units and other unjust practices such as imposing exorbitant fees and demanding deposits before a patient is admitted, among others are unnecessary and only add to the burden poor Filipinos who are financially stressed,” he said.
Gordon, who also is the chairman of Senate justice and human rights committee, made it clear that he is not against hospitals but “they should not let the people suffer.”
“These hospitals are clearly violating laws, rules, and regulations,” the Red Cross chief said.
The senator also formally asked DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III to look into the supposed practices. (Joel Cristobal/PacificTimes)