The Philippine Red Cross is appealing for the government to make timely payments for coronavirus testing debt of state insurer PhilHealth as the organization’s disaster response after Super Typhoon Rolly needs funding, Sen. Richard Gordon said.
Some P477 million is still owed by PhilHealth to PRC for coronavirus testing it conducted for Filipino migrant workers, according to the chairman.
The state insurer should make its payment within 3 days after Red Cross sends a bill, he added.
“We are supposed to be only an auxiliary, government is supposed to bear the brunt of the support but we always help and the whole world helps us through the Red Cross,” Gordon said.
“As far as I’m concerned they can do all the evaluation, all I’m gonna say is we did not test anything that was not given to us by government. Coast Guard did a good job, we made sure they documented it. We can account for all the people tested.”