The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) joins the present administration in tackling the drug problem in the Philippines.  Due to the government’s ongoing wage war against illegal drugs, an estimated 600,000 plus drug users have surrendered to authorities.  Most of them require rehabilitation due to drug dependence.

The national health insurance have come up with a new insurance package especially for drug dependents, which will be called “Medical Detoxification Package” and is set for launching this September.

The new medical package will focus on cases where patients are experiencing withdrawal symptoms.  It is priced at P10,000