FOLLOWING repeated queries and “misconceptions” that the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) reimburses cash payments made by patients, families, or relatives to hospitals, a PCSO official reiterated that the agency does not allow reimbursements of any kind.

“Based on our program, reimbursement is not allowed. We encourage everyone to file requests for financial or medical assistance prior to discharge. A final bill must be submitted and a social worker will determine the appropriate amount, depending on the status of the patient,” said Larry Cedro, PSCO assistant general manager for the chariy sector, during a news conference on April 28 at the Mount Malarayat Golf and Country Club in Lipa City, Batangas.

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