Go pushes for PhilHealth scam probe

"Sa bawat pekeng transaksyon na binabayaran ng PhilHealth ay nababawasan ang pondo nito na maaaring gamitin sana para makaligtas ng buhay ng may sakit," said Bong Go.

Senator-elect Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Monday stressed that the government will leave no stone unturned in the investigation on the alleged Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) fraud scandal.

In a press briefing, President Rodrigo Duterte’s former top aide said that those people who were allegedly involved should be held accountable to their actions as the people’s taxes are involved.

Go also expressed disappointment stating that the government fund must be used in a proper way as many Filipinos are sick and relying to the government for medical assistance. He also vowed to help in investigating the said anomaly.

He also shared to the media that the President had asked PhilHealth officials to submit their courtesy resignation.

To recall, a certain Edwin Roberto, former assistant manager of WellMed Dialysis and Laboratory Center Corp. in Novaliches, Quezon City, revealed that WellMed was forging the signatures of its dead patients in filing the fraudulent claims, spanning 2016 until 2018.

Under the scheme, the clinic received payments from PhilHealth for dialysis treatments even though some of the patients have long been dead.