Wounded cops to get free medical treatment

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014


EVERY Metro Manila policeman who gets wounded in line of duty will be treated free of charge at the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center in Sta. Cruz, Manila, a police official said.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) signed Tuesday a memorandum of agreement with the Philippine-Chinese Charitable Association (PCCAI), owner of the Chinese General Center and Medical Center, which will provide free medical treatment for cops wounded while doing their job.

According to the deal, the service of the Chinese General Hospital to the policemen wounded in line of duty will be free of charge, including the provision of preliminary medical aid and treatment.

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Diagnosis and treatment will be also provided to policemen, including surgery and major operations, as well as the use of the hospital's medical equipment and facilities, from their admission to release.

"In line of duty is determined if the policeman is engaged in actual police operations or during hot pursuit of criminals and organized crime syndicates in Metro Manila and while in the performance of official duties from the time of departure at their residence and to the time and place of reporting for work, up to the time of departure from work," said PNP Public Information chief Reuben Theodore Sindac.

The PNP, on its part, will be the one to transport the wounded Metro Manila-based PNP personnel from the field of operations to the Chinese General Hospital for immediate medical attention.

"Since human resource is the most important component of an organization, the PNP expressed its utmost appreciation to PCCAI for their incessant support to improve the morale and welfare of PNP personnel," Sindac said.

PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima and PCCAI chairperson Dr. Benito Goyokpin signed the agreement. (Sunnex)

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