ANGELES CITY – Mayor Carmelo ‘Pogi’ Lazatin Jr. called the attention of the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center (RLMMC) Chief of Hoapital to regulate the alleged anomalies inside the hospital.
The Mayor signed Memorandum No. 503, series of 2019, instructing RLMMC Chief Froilan Canlas, to take care of the hospital’s internal issues.RLMMC, also known as Ospital Ning Angeles (ONA), was the subject of complaint of a concerned citizen last Aug. 14, thru hotline 8888.
“Nanding,” not his real name, reported that when he inquired at ONA regarding the circumcision of his son, one nurse referred him to a man who is said to be a security guard of the hospital.
“Iyon kasing security guard na hindi naka-uniform, bagkus ay nakaputi lang na damit at nakapantalon lang, na si Reiner Salenga, ang pinakiusap sa akin ng nurse nang nag-inquire ako dahil ipapatuli ko ang anak ko,” he said.
According to him, Salenga told him that he needs to pay P2,500 for the circumcision. However, the transaction will be done without an official receipt.
“Noong nakausap ko ang guard doon, kailangan ko raw na magbayad ng P2,500 para maipatuli ang anak ko pero wala raw official receipt iyon,” he furthered.
In fact, he added, Salenga advised him that if he was not interested to avail of the service, the circumcision activity will be on a scheduled basis, and it will be a burden to him.
“Ang sabi pa niya kung ayaw ko raw ay kailangan ko magpa-schedule at pahirap pa sa akin iyon,” he mentioned.
Moreover, a doctor who was on duty that day, clarified that ONA’s service for circumcision is free.
“Ang sabi ng isang doctor doon na nakalinya ay wala naman babayaran kung hindi iyong sinulid lang, gusto na nga tuliin ng doctor ang anak ko kaso hindi ko lang dala ang anak ko,” he lamented.