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)