MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has so far released P31 million in compensation to the families of healthcare workers who succumbed to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the line of duty.
In an online press forum, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the DOH has issued checks worth P1 million each to the families of 31 medical frontliners who died of COVID-19.
The DOH is still evaluating documents for the release of the cash assistance to 22 more families.
“Meron tayong ine-evaluate na 22,” she said.
Meanwhile, Vergeire said the DOH has alr…