If you or anyone you know needs medical attention or a hospital’s charity program, avoid going to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Manila.
You may end up getting the same shabby treatment given to a 50-year-old mother who had to go to the PGH several times for six months just to get a schedule for a surgery.
Worse, on the day of her surgery, she was told to go home and come back two months later because there were no more beds available for charity ward patients.
The poor lady had no choice but to pack her bags and head home in Bicol, bringing with her all the medicines and supplies, including the blood donated by her relatives.
Dr. Rustico Jimenez, chairman of the Philippine Medical Association’s Hospital and Laboratories Department, said the decision of the PGH to send the patient home was wrong.
Jimenez wondered why the patient was sent away when in fact it was the hospital that scheduled the operation.
According to the patient, who asked not to be identified, she was informed that there was no bed available for her at the charity ward.
What a stupid excuse from the PGH!!!
Doctors at the hospital should have reserved a bed for the patient because they know that they have a non-paying patient scheduled for surgery on that date, therefore, they should have prepared a bed for her.
So, the next time you plan to seek medical help at PGH, why not try a quack doctor? You may be better off rather than going to the PGH where doctors send patients home without seeing or curing them first. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
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Sen. Revilla may have a point
Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla’s speech at the Senate on Monday drew mixed reactions from the public.
Comments such as “there was nothing new” or “he is just making excuses”, and “stick to the real issue” were heard the next day.
However, there was a line in Revilla’s speech that caught the attention of the viewers when he said “papaano tayo makasiguro na hindi maimpluwensiyahan ang Ombudsman o ang Korte Suprema ng Palasyo”?
The lawmaker from Cavite fears that Malacanang has the capability to influence just about anybody in government because even he, a senator, was summoned by Pnoy in Malacanang during the Corona impeachment trial two years ago.
Revilla said Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, who picked him up and took him to Malacanang to meet with the President, asked him to vote for the impeachment of then Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.
It’s a common knowledge that in this country, those who are in power have great influence.