Lower House passes free dialysis bill for poor Filipinos

FILE PHOTO: A patient undergoing dialysis (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines — The House Committee on Health has approved the proposed free dialysis for poor Filipinos.

The proposed law mandates each government hospital to set up a dialysis facility.

The bill also seeks to expand the coverage of the Philhealth benefit package to include kidney transplant.

Under the proposal, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will be in charge of identifying the beneficiaries of the free medical service.

The bill is scheduled for plenary debate and voting before passing it into third and final reading at the House of Representatives. — UNTV News & Rescue

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