According to the 2015 Quality of Death study index, the Philippines lacks government-led strategy for the development and promotion of national palliative care services – making Manila as the worst place to die, next to war-torn Iraq and Bangladesh.
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said although the government has programs for palliative care, its major thrust is having universal health care.
She said they want a wider coverage of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).
“We are improving the services of PhilHealth, and the number of health issues under its coverage has increased,” Valte told dzRB.
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