OsMak may limit Napoles visitors

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014


THE Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) has the discretion to limit the visitors of businesswoman Janet Napoles, said Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Chief Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac Tuesday.

“It was on their custody and they should be the one to identify and limit the visitors of the patient,” Sindac told Sun.Star in a text message.

He added that OsMak should also look over the influx of Napoles' visitors.

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OsMak director Ishmael Peralta said he had been receiving reports that Napoles was accepting too many visitors which is a violation to the hospital’s rules and regulations on visiting hours and number of visitors allowed per patient per day.

Peralta said the OsMak only allows two visitors per patient from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

Peralta said the PNP showed them "a very long list of authorized visitors." But even those outside the list were able to enter Napoles's room.

"People from the media are not in the list. But (we learned) that some media personalities have been allowed to visit her. That's a clear violation," he said.

Napoles has been at OsMak for almost two months already where doctors removed her uterus and ovaries due to a cyst.

After a month of recovery, Judge Elmo Alameda of the Makati Regional Trial Court branch 150, the court handling the serious illegal detention case against Napoles, ordered her return to the Fort Sto. Domingo in Sta. Rosa, Laguna as she was already given medical clearances by her doctors.

Napoles was supposed to return to Fort Sto. Domingo on May 23, but Alameda deferred the implementation of the decision after her doctors reported that she was experiencing vaginal bleeding, possibly due to stress.

Alameda will decide on the motion to recall the transfer of Napoles in Laguna on Thursday as Peralta is expected to submit a progress report regarding Napoles' health condition covering from May 26 to 29.

Aside from the serious illegal detention case, Napoles is also facing plunder cases for allegedly funneling the lawmakers' Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to her fake non-government organizations in exchange for multi-million peso kickbacks. (Third Anne Peralta/Sunnex)

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