Hospitals sign up to treat prostate cancer patients

Posted at 10/21/12 2:03 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has tapped 13 hospitals nationwide to treat prostate cancer patients at a package worth P100,000.

This covers the full cost of treatment and hospitalization, Philhealth president and chief executive Dr. Eduardo Banzon said.

The enlisted hospitals are the following:

  • National Kidney and Transplant Institute
  • Quirino Memorial Medical Center
  • Philippine General Hospital
  • Rizal Medical Center
  • Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center
  • Cagayan Valley Medical Center
  • Dr. Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center
  • Batangas Regional Hospital
  • Bicol Medical Center
  • Western Visayas Medical Center
  • Northern Mindanao Medical Center
  • Southern Philippines Medical Center
  • Davao Regional Hospital

Banzon also said they are still seeking other public and private hospitals that are willing to treat low- and intermediate-risk patients at the packaged rate.

"We're now in talks with other public, as well as private hospitals, to see if they can be contracted to treat low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer cases at the packaged rate," Banzon said.

Prostate cancer is the second most widespread cancer among Filipino men. – With ANC