Thursday, November 10, 2011

Arroyo not keen on PNoy offer to foot her medical bill

The camp of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is not keen on accepting the offer of the Aquino administration to foot the bill of the former president's treatment as long as it is going to be in the country, her spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
In an interview over GMA News TV's “News TV Live" Wednesday, reporter Lei Alviz quoted Arroyo's spokesperson Elena Bautista-Horn as saying that the issue was not just a medical issue but a legal one.
Government is ignoring Mrs. Arroyo’s right to travel abroad and seek special treatment, specifically a treatment called tetracycline bone biopsy, Bautista-Horn said.
Horn noted that no medical expert in the country is capable of conducting such a biopsy, contrary to what was supposedly claimed by Health Secretary Enrique Ona and the Philippine Medical Association.
As such, she challenged them to produce the specialists.
Ona said the rights of an individual to choose his or her own doctor and where to get treatment does not apply to all circumstances.

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