Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Friday, 22 September 2017 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << September 2017 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2007/04/26

DOH warns hospitals denying traffic road accident fatalities

Koronadal City (26 April) -- The health department has issued a stern warning to hospitals denying victims of traffic road accidents to face revocation of license and be filed with appropriate charges.

Health secretary Francisco Duque III made this warning amidst reports on several hospitals refusing to admit victims of traffic road accidents, particularly the more serious ones.

There have been reports that, allegedly, victims are instead being referred to other hospitals especially when clients could not meet the required deposits. These oftentimes worsen further the injury and even cause death because of the delay.

Republic Act 8344 stipulates, hospitals and medical clinics will be penalized for refusal to administer appropriate initial medical treatment and support in emergency or serious cases.

At the launching of the First United Nations Global Road Safety Week (April 2327), Duque stressed these points after taking note that accidents have zoomed to be the 4th overall leading cause of death in the Philippines from 8th, its previous ranking for 30 years.

Duque also instructs local health offices, other concerned agencies and other stakeholders to provide his office the list or names of hospitals or any medical clinics doing such unlawful act for investigation, afterwhich appropriate sanctions shall be meted to guilty erring institutions.

In the Philippines, reports revealed that there are about 6,000 to 7,000 annual deaths due to road traffic accidents and most of the victims are young. (ac agad PIA 12) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»RDC 8 tackles establishment of police crime laboratories
»Gov't lauded for new family planning budget
»TB alert council, stakeholders join hands in fight vs infectious diseases
»Feature: The shelter code of Davao City
»Feature: Uniloading becoming popular among cellphone owners
»Feature: Schools of living tradition at cultural villages
»Longest-running golf event in Davao now on its 19th year
»Declaring Comval as hotspot a big help, military says
»Incumbent local candidates in limbo over gov't vehicles
»Air Force accepting candidate soldier applicants
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines