PVAO, Veterans hospital, George Dewey Wellness Center sign pact

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War veterans are now assured of proper and better medical care and treatment after the George Dewey Medical and Wellness Center, a private hospital under the supervision of The Manila Times College Subic Inc., recently inked a memorandum of agreement with the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) that seeks to provide quality medical care to the country’s former soldiers and their beneficiaries.

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The five-year agreement was signed between PVAO Administrator Lt. Gen. Ernesto Carolina and Manila Times College President and Chief Executive Officer Dante Ang on August 20.

Under the agreement, PVAO accredited George Dewey Wellness Center to provide medical care and hospitalization to the veterans and their beneficiaries as stipulated under Republic Act 6948 and as amended by RA 7696, otherwise known as “An Act Standardizing and Upgrading the Benefits for Military Veterans and Their Dependents.”

In return, the hospital located at Cubi Point, Subic Free Port, will provide and make available its facilities for authorized hospital care and treatment of veterans and their beneficiaries and make available their records of treatment for verification purposes.

Under the same agreement, the veterans and their beneficiaries are entitled to a maximum confinement of 45 days per year but their billing should not surpass P1,250 a day.

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