DSWD releases Guidelines on P1-Billion Medicine Assistance by the Duterte administration

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The guidelines on the provision of P1-Billion medicine assistance for indigent Filipino patients was released by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

"President Duterte, very much aware of the high cost of medicines and the numerous indigent patients who cannot afford to buy prescription drugs, allocated P1 billion of the President's Social Fund to enable these patients to access badly-needed medicines. President Duterte instructed us in the DSWD to formulate guidelines for the program, implement, and administer it immediately," Taguiwalo said.

Those who need medicine should submit to the closest DSWD-Crisis Intervention Unit (CIU) the following documents below:

> Original or Certified True Copy of Documents, and/or photocopy documents certified by a CIU social worker.
> This will include clinical abstract/medical certificate with full name, signature and license number of the attending physician (issued not later than three months).
> Doctor's prescription with date and name of patient, signed by attending physician with license number indicated.
>Barangay Certificate of Indigence of Indigent Card issued by the medical service of the hospital.
>Any valid ID of the client.


Taguiwalo also said that if the prescription costs P5,000 or less, a confirmation by the doctor or his/her duly certified representative of the veracity of the prescription is sufficient for the DSWD to provide assistance. 


Source: PhilNews

DSWD releases Guidelines on P1-Billion Medicine Assistance by the Duterte administration DSWD releases Guidelines on P1-Billion Medicine Assistance by the Duterte administration Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on January 05, 2017 Rating: 5

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