PNP, PGH ink MOA for medical care of police personnel

Photo courtesy of the PNP

PASIG CITY, Jan. 13 (PIA) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) on Monday signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to support the medical care of police personnel.

PNP Chief Police General Debold M. Sinas and PGH Director Dr. Gerardo P. Legaspi signed the MOA at Camp Crame in Quezon City.

General Sinas expressed his utmost appreciation to PGH for its support to PNP personnel.

The agreement provides for the medical care of wounded police officers who are in the line of duty through a Letter of Authorization (LOA) that guarantees the payment of medical services rendered to the PNP personnel.

Dr. Legaspi also said that under the MOA, diagnosis and treatment will be provided, ranging from interventional cardiac procedures, major operations, to robotic surgery, as well as the use of the hospital’s medical equipment and facilities, from admission to release.

According to the PNP, the ‘line of duty’ status is determined if the policeman is engaged in actual police operations or during hot pursuit of criminals and organized crime syndicates; and while in the performance of official duties from the time of departure at their residence and to the time and place of reporting for work, up to the time of departure from work at the place of duty. (PIA-NCR)

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