NBI begins probe into alleged ‘ghost claims’ filed by dialysis center

Aileen Cerrudo

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has begun investigation into alleged ‘ghost claims’ at the WellMed Dialysis Center in Quezon City.

Several officials of WellMed Dialysis Center, including their lawyers went to the NBI office on Monday (June 10) to explain their side of the issue.

This was after receiving a subpoena for the alleged ‘ghost claims’ at the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).

Rowell Ilagan, one of the owner’s lawyers, said that the whistle blowers Edwin Roberto and Liezel Santos were the ones doing the anomalies.

“Nag-send out kami ng demand letters (We sent out demand letters) January of 2019 requiring them to explain the irregularities that we found out, and because of this siguro natakot na marami kaming demand letters, kaya siguro binaligtad nila iyong kwento, (maybe they got scared so they flipped the story),” he said.

However, Roberto and Santos both denied Ilagan’s claims. WellMed’s camp is also prepared to file charges against the two.

Meanwhile, the NBI has already arrested one of the owners, Bryan Sy, for estafa, falsification of documents and violation of PhilHealth laws.(with reports from April Cenedoza)

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