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Enrile too sick to leave hospital

Posted On 2014 Jul 15
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Senate Minority Floor Leader Juan Ponce Enrile (center) arrives at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on Friday, July 11, to attend his arraignment on graft and plunder charges in connection with the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam. He faces one count of plunder and 15 counts of graft. (MNS photo)

Senate Minority Floor Leader Juan Ponce Enrile (center) arrives at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on Friday, July 11, to attend his arraignment on graft and plunder charges in connection with the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam. He faces one count of plunder and 15 counts of graft. (MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Doctors at the PNP General Hospital believe Senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s continued stay at the hospital is necessary given his numerous health problems.

Enrile is now on his 10th day of hospital arrest.

PNP doctors say Enrile has diabetes, coronary artery disease and hearing problems, among others.

The doctors add Enrile needs frequent eye examinations and treatments because of his macular degeneration , one of the most common causes of blindness.

They note the PNP General Hospital is not equipped to handle Enrile’s eye treatments, which explains why Enrile has to be brought repeatedly to the Asian Eye Institute.

“They have to have the necessary instruments which Asian Eye Institute has…We have to give in to his request that this is his personal physician and he has to undergo these treatments with his personal physician,” Senior Superintendent Jeremy Zulaybar, chief of the PNP General Hospital, said.

The doctors add Enrile shoulders all his medical expenses as provided by the court order.

The medical director of the PNP General Hospital has been ordered to submit a report to the Sandiganbayan this afternoon if Enrile indeed needs to be detained in a hospital. (MNS)

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