Optimum medical care for wounded PDEA men assured

Published December 20, 2020, 9:53 AM

by Chito Chavez

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) assured that its personnel wounded in the line of duty will be provided with optimum medical care with the recent signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Philippine-Chinese Charitable Association Inc. and Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center.

Under the agreement, PCCAI shall provide the medical aid and treatment at the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center which includes surgery and major operations as well as the use of its medical equipment and facilities from admission to discharge of PDEA operatives in all regions who sustained injuries while in the line of duty.

In some cases, law enforcers who were injured in the performance of their duties are burdened by their huge medical expenses.

A PDEA agent welcomed the MoA signing and expressed gratitude to the concerned parties, stressing that this would relieve them of some of their financial woes and will greatly inspire them to perform their sworn duty more efficiently.

The MoA signing was held last Dec. 17 at the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center Medical Arts Building in Manila.

Signatories include PDEA Director Wilkins M. Villanueva, PCCAI chairman of the board Dr. Benito Goyokpin, and CEO and PCCAI president Dr. James G. Dy.