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P1.1 Billion for Trust Fund of OFW and Dependents Hospitalization

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To cover the hospitalization of ailing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their dependents, Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo has proposed to set aside some P1.1 billion, to be allocated out of a state-managed trust fund. A similar bill was earlier filed in both houses of the last Congress, but never saw the light of day. The bill is seeking to require every public hospital to establish a separate and exclusive ward for OFWs and their dependents that need medical care. It also mandates all government hospitals to increase their existing bed capacity by five percent, or by five beds for every 100 beds.

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

July 27, 2010 at 6:51 pm

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