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DOH: Greater than P86.5 million beneath ‘One COVID-19 Allowance’ launched since January


A nurse vaccinates a senior citizen who ignored claims towards COVID-19 vaccines. —INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Division of Well being (DOH) on Wednesday reported it already gave greater than P86.5 million price of advantages to healthcare employees beneath the One COVID-19 Allowance (OCA) since January.

The DOH stated in an announcement {that a} complete of P86,507,118 have been launched to 54 well being services because the begin of the yr whereas P403,492,881 has been allotted to 266 well being services and now “available.”

“Nevertheless, it’s pending and for issuance of verify attributable to lack of submitted paperwork, particularly the signed Memorandum of Settlement and liquidation report from the beforehand transferred funds to the well being facility,” it defined.

The DOH additionally reported that disbursements for Particular Danger Allowance (SRA), Meals, Lodging, and Transportation (MAT) Allowance, and COVID-19 Illness and Loss of life Compensation are nonetheless ongoing.

It stated that for SRA, a complete of P639,961,524 has been issued to 234 well being services since February, together with the P581,302,189 that have been already claimed by 218 well being services, whereas P58,659,335 for 16 well being services has remained unclaimed.

A complete of P80,768,000, in the meantime, has been launched to 47 well being services for MAT – P76,631,000 claimed by 34 well being services and P4,137,000 nonetheless unclaimed by 13 well being services.

For COVID-19 Loss of life Compensation, alternatively, a complete quantity of P180,000 had already been launched to 12 well being employees from the quantity launched by the Division of Price range and Administration (DBM) this Could whereas P7,020,000 is prepared for claiming by 468 claimants whereas awaiting completion of their necessities.

“Each fund transferred to the well being services must be liquidated earlier than we will launch succeeding funds, thus, even when we’re able to launch their checks, most of them haven’t but liquidated earlier funds transferred to them,” DOH-Metro Manila Regional Director Gloria Balboa stated in the identical assertion.

The DOH then vowed to “repeatedly enhance its operations to expedite the distribution of the aforementioned advantages.”

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