Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. wants to undergo a medical examination at the Philippine National Police (PNP) General Hospital in Camp Crame In Quezon City after he experienced “intense pain” in both heels.
Revilla, who is charged with plunder before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan in connection with the pork barrel scam, is detained in the PNP Custodial Center also in Camp Crame, the national police headquarters.
In a three-page urgent motion filed on Wednesday afternoon, the senator sought permission from the anti-graft court’s First Division to let him undergo an X-ray of both feet and physical therapy, two to three times a week for two weeks.
The senator said he was physically examined last February 6 at the PNP Custodial Service Unit (CSU) Detention Center and was initially found to be suffering from “Insertional Achilles Tendinitis B.”
His pleading further read that upon further examination, he was also diagnosed to be afflicted with “Herniated Nucleus Pulposus L4-L5, L5-S1” of the lumbar region.
PS/Supt. Francisco Agudon, MD, of the PNP General Hospital, who examined Revilla, recommended that the senator undergo an x-ray of both feet and physical therapy, two to three times a week for two weeks.
Attached to the pleading was a medical certificate signed by Dr. Agudon wherein he also suggested application of intermittent lumbar traction.
“Unless proper medical attention is given to Senator Revilla, his condition may further aggravate. There is therefore a need for him to undergo a more extensive medical examination and treatment as soon as possible to address his medical conditions, so as to prevent further complications,” Revilla’s camp said.