Emergency cases is inevitable, everyone should spare an amount in cases of emergency purposes.
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Government is now imposing law, strictly prohibiting hospital to ask for deposit or down payment in cases of emergency.
Cases like this are getting higher each month according to Department of Health, and the number complaints are alarmingly increasing up to 200%.
Heavier penalty for non-acceptance of patients due to shortage or lack of deposit in hospitals is being pushed forward in the Senate.
Anyone who is proven guilty could face sanction such as license suspension.
Dr. Rustico Jimenez, President of PHAP(Private Hospital Association of the Philippines) said, "save the patient first, forget about the money".
A formal complain is advise rather than posting on Social media sites, facebook,twitter and other form of social media sites.
The Republic Act 8344,Section 1 states that:
" In emergency or serious cases, it shall be unlawful for any proprietor, president, director, manager or any other officer, and/or medical practitioner or employee of a hospital or medical clinic to request, solicit, demand or accept any deposit or any other form of advance payment as a prerequisite for confinement or medical treatment of a patient in such hospital or medical clinic or to refuse to administer medical treatment and support as dictated by good practice of medicine to prevent death or permanent disability: