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Congressman responds to Yeng Constantino's criticism of medical facilities in Siargao

Surigao del Norte 1st district Rep. Francisco Jose "Bingo" Matugas vows to take immediate action towards improving Siagao's emergency capabilities in light of the accident involving Yeng Constanino's husband.

BY PUSH TEAM

FRESH SCOOPS

7/21/2019 4:57 PM
Congressman responds to Yeng Constantino's criticism of medical facilities in Siargao


Yeng Constantino extended her gratitude to Surigao del Norte 1st district Rep. Francisco Jose "Bingo" Matugas for vowing to take immediate action towards improving Siargao's emergency capabilities in light of the accident involving her husband, musician Yan Asuncion.

READ: Yeng Constantino, ikinwento ang traumatic experience kasama ang asawa sa Siargao

On Instagram on Saturday, the singer said that she's happy to hear about the government's ongoing plans to develop the overall health system in the island. 

"Congressman Bingo Matugas, salamat po sa pakikinig at nakakatuwa po na malaman ang mga plano nyo sa mga hospitals ng Siargao," she said. "Salamat din po sa puso nyo di lamang po yan para sa mga turista kundi para din po sa mga lokal ng Siargao. Sana din po ay mapaigi ang training sa mga medical personnels para po sa ikakaepektibo ng serbisyo nila. Nakakaexcite po bumalik! Napakaganda po dyan sainyo. Muli po salamat!"

Matugas's official statement regarding the incident on Facebook reads:

Meanwhile, a medical student from Siargao, who was involved in assisting Yan at a medical facility in General Luna, wasn't so warm towards Yeng when she called her out for putting a doctor and a hospital institution at stake after "humiliating" them on social media. 

Shortly after the singer aired her frustration over their "traumatic experience" in a Siargao hospital via a vlog entry on Thursday, the student released a series of tweets in response to her claims that Yan didn't receive proper assistance from the medical staff as needed.

"Hello, Miss [Yeng]. I am one of the med students who were with the doctor from General Luna who assisted your husband when he was rushed [to] the hospital. We rushed a patient to Dapa and while we were there, our preceptor was called to assist with your husband's case," she said. 

Despite the "lack of manpower and lack of facilities", she argued that the doctor and the rest of the hospital staff did their best to deliver appropriate care to Yeng's husband.

"I understand that you are frustrated because you are not used to a setting with limited health services," she continued.

The student added, "Pero please, inasikaso po kayo sa best na makakaya ng staff doon. Ginawa po ang tests na hinihingi ninyo kahit sa tingin ng mga doktor ay hindi kailangan. Nagsikap po na gumawa ng paraan kahit kulang sila sa tao at pasilidad.

"May mga kakulangan man, hindi po solusyon na pahiyain niyo ang doktor, staff, at ospital doon sa social media. Hindi po nakakatulong sa morale sa doktor at staff ng hospital na nagsisilbi doon bagamat mababa ang sweldo at understaffed ang pagpapahiya ninyo sa kanila sa socmed.

"Isa pa po, hindi kayo nagpaalama sa amin na iva-vlog ninyo kami pero isinama niyo kami sa video na pinost niyo. 'Di ko po inakala na nakuha niyo pa palang mag-vlog habang nandoon tayo sa loob ng X-ray room kahit na sabi niyo ay grabe ang pag-aalala ninyo."

The now-viral Twitter thread elicited flak from the netizens, with many from the medical field pointing out that Yeng could face serious charges for "illegally" name dropping and taking photos of medical professionals to "shame" on social media.

Here are some of the tweets: