The Office of Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo confirmed that 874 COVID-19 patients were provided with financial assistance at P 5, 000 each totaling P 4.3 million from March to August 2021.
Mayor Remollo stressed that the financial assistance to the patients who tested positive for COVID-19 is another program of the City Government to help those in crisis situation because of the pandemic considering the loss of income and expenditures needed while they are in isolation and treatment.
And while in isolation all COVID patients are entitled to food rations delivered by the barangay officials and health workers 3 times a day along with the close contacts who are placed under quarantine.
Requirements to claim financial assistance for COVID-19 patients:
1. Copy of the positive RT-PCR swab test result
2. Quarantine Completion Certificate from the City Health Office
3. Barangay Clearance
4. Photocopy of valid ID of claimant
5. Case Study from the City Social Welfare Office
6. All requirements will be submitted to the Office of the Mayor for processing of the voucher
Meanwhile, about 19 travelers who returned to Dumaguete City were able to get refunds of their expenses in getting the RT-PCR swab tests prior to travel.
The distribution of rice subsidy at 10 kilos per household (5th round) is also ongoing based on the schedule of the 30 component barangays with estimated 30, 000 household beneficiaries.