Health workers are seen at a Covid-19 testing centre in Manila. Former employees say there has been massive corruption at the state health insurance agency, PhilHealth, including overpaying for testing kits. Photo: AP Health workers are seen at a Covid-19 testing centre in Manila. Former employees say there has been massive corruption at the state health insurance agency, PhilHealth, including overpaying for testing kits. Photo: AP
Health workers are seen at a Covid-19 testing centre in Manila. Former employees say there has been massive corruption at the state health insurance agency, PhilHealth, including overpaying for testing kits. Photo: AP

In Philippines, coronavirus crisis led to massive PhilHealth corruption, whistle-blowers claim

  • Senate hears ‘mafia’ executives unevenly allocated Covid-19 funds, overpaid for equipment and hoped to cover this by raising overseas foreign worker premiums
  • Rodrigo Duterte appointed former general Ricardo Morales to clean up the agency after the WellMed scandal last year, but it could now face bankruptcy

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Health workers are seen at a Covid-19 testing centre in Manila. Former employees say there has been massive corruption at the state health insurance agency, PhilHealth, including overpaying for testing kits. Photo: AP Health workers are seen at a Covid-19 testing centre in Manila. Former employees say there has been massive corruption at the state health insurance agency, PhilHealth, including overpaying for testing kits. Photo: AP
Health workers are seen at a Covid-19 testing centre in Manila. Former employees say there has been massive corruption at the state health insurance agency, PhilHealth, including overpaying for testing kits. Photo: AP
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