Govt. scraps medical insurance for in-person college classes

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 27) — College students who will attend in-person classes no longer need to present a medical insurance, a Malacañang spokesperson said on Friday.

"Inaprubahan na din ng IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force), base po sa rekomendasyon ng Commission on Higher Education, ang pag-repeal sa medical insurance ng mga estudyante na nakasaad sa CHED-DOH joint memorandum circular No. 2021-004," Acting Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Kris Ablan said.

Malacañang previously announced that college students attending in-person classes should register with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or be covered by medical insurance, for COVID-19-related medical expense.

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