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EPD, Chinese Hospital ink health pact

  • Written by Arlene Rivera
  • Published in Metro
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THE Eastern Police District (EPD) and Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center (CGHMC) forged an agreement of providing better health services for the members and personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who are definitely among the victims of the drug war since the government launched anti-drugs campaign.

Dr. James Dy, president, Philippine-Chinese Charitable Association, Incorporated (PCCAI), owner and operator of the CGHMC, renewed on Monday the  memorandum of agreement (MOA) with EPD director Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula of free medical care at the CGHMC in the event policemen are injured while performing their duty.
   
Under the MOA, bonafide members of the EPD can avail of diagnosis and treatment, including major operations and surgeries free of charge, provided that the injury was sustained in the line of duty or in the performance of official functions.
   
Reports said police officers are definitely among the victims of the drug war since the government launched its all-out campaign against illegal drugs.
   
Sapitula said that is the main reason that he renewed the MOA with CGHMC to extend its medical and hospital assistance program to police officers in order to help them out cope with their day to day expenses and alleviate their medical/hospital expenses in case they get injured or wounded in line of duty or become sick and need confinement in the hospital, particularly the government has intensified war on illegal drugs.