‘Doctor-cousin of frat member refused to aid Salilig’

MANILA, Philippines — A healthcare health care provider and cousin of a fraternity member allegedly refused to supply professional medical assistance to the dying John Matthew Salilig who suffered severe accidents right after undergoing hazing final thirty day period, in accordance to Sen. Francis Tolentino.

Throughout yesterday’s community listening to of the Senate committee on justice on Salilig’s dying due to hazing, Tolentino urged authorities, particularly the Countrywide Bureau of Investigation (NBI), to recognize the health care provider, who is a cousin of a specified Lee, one more Tau Gamma Phi fraternity member who continues to be at huge.

“It’s sad that there was a medical professional there, he did not want to give guidance… What was he carrying out there? Possibly he was invited to aid, he did not assist, that is violation of his Hippocratic Oath as a medical practitioner he can be sued,” the senator mentioned in English and Filipino as he presided about the listening to of the Senate panel.

“Can we assume the NBI to dig deeper into this?” he extra.

Throughout the continuation of the committee hearing, Tolentino exposed that based mostly on the assertion of Ralph Benjamin Tan, alias Scottie, just one of the fraternity customers under NBI custody, a health practitioner arrived at the next hazing location in Parañaque Metropolis supposedly to decide up yet another fraternity member, recognized as a sure Lee.

“Part of Tan’s statement was that Lee was picked up by his cousin, who is also a medical professional. Matthew was even now alive at the time, and Ralph Benjamin Tan questioned Lee if his cousin, who is a health practitioner, could enable, if he could assist Matthew. The health care provider reported it’s not feasible,” Tolentino claimed.

The senator even further pressed for facts about the health care provider.

“The concern is, did we obtain this health practitioner, who declined to supply healthcare aid when he noticed that Matthew was dying? Since every single medical professional has sworn a Hippocratic Oath that you would render healthcare help to a man or woman in have to have right before you develop into a health care provider,” he said.

“NBI, who is this medical professional? He is licensed by the PRC (Qualified Regulation Commission), he is a professional medical practitioner. I really do not know any medical professional who doesn’t give help to individuals in will need. The person is previously in entrance of him. Has his title been investigated? Who is this health practitioner and where is he now?” he included.

NBI agent Joseph Eufemio Martinez reported they are hoping to identify the human being associated.

“Tan seemingly are unable to discover who the medical professional is. We are seeking to go after other facts to determine him,” Martinez stated.

Tolentino urged the NBI to request Lee to identify his cousin who could be held criminally liable for not helping Salilig.

Martinez mentioned Lee is not however between the five personalities implicated in Salilig’s hazing now in NBI custody.

In the meantime, Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri expressed belief that the existing regulation has plenty of tooth to battle the evil that is hazing.

“Aside from banning all sorts of hazing, Republic Act 11053 also imposes stiffer penalties on persons included in carrying out this despicable act. Below the law, all those who really planned and participated in the hazing ensuing in demise, rape, sodomy or mutilation will be offered the penalty of reclusion perpetua or lifestyle imprisonment. That is 40 yrs imprisonment,” Zubiri reported.

“Under the exact legislation, even if the hazing does not consequence in death, all officers and officials current all through the hazing … are all liable. It is with implementation that we are acquiring issues,” he included.

The Senate president famous that senators are prepared to pay attention to source people to maybe increase the legislation.

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