- A patient who successfully conquered the deadly coronavirus was aghast to receive a whopping hospital bill
- The total was P1.3 million, an amount that she did not expect
- She was thankful that PhilHealth shouldered the total bill and she was able to be discharged from the hospital
- She still needs to wait for 2 more weeks before she would be able to hold and hug her family
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Juliet Alunan was all smiles when she was finally declared negative for coronavirus, something that COVID-19 patients would like to hear.
One thing that surprised her though was the staggering hospital bill , which reached P1.3 million.
She didn't expect that being admitted for COVID-19 would be that expensive.
According to her interview on ABS-CBN, she was lucky that her hospitalization was covered by PhilHealth, considering that she got better before April 15, the final date that PhilHealth would shoulder COVID hospitalization. After the said date, the agency already laid down their 4-tier coverage.
Alunan recalled that she was suffering from fever, cough, and difficulty breathing for 8 days before she was brought to the hospital.
At the time, she was just thinking of her husband and 3 children. Thankfully her condition got better after four days and she was eventually discharged from the hospital.
In a previous report by KAMI, doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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