Senator Risa Hontiveros is poised to file a decision within the Senate calling for an investigation into the killing of so-called physician to the barrios, following one other incident in Cotabato City, two months after the assault on Dr. Dreyfuss Perlas in Sapad, Lanao del Norte.
Hontiveros introduced this Thursday (April 20) whilst she referred to as on authorities to conduct a full-scale investigation on the killing of Dr. Sajid “Jaja” Sinolinding who was shot useless by a gunman who posed as a affected person in his clinic Tuesday.
The spate of killings of volunteer doctors, she stated, can not be thought of as remoted incidents.
It is against the law towards folks, Hontiveros stated.
The local weather of killing below the Duterte authorities, Hontiveros stated, poses a critical menace even to folks’s entry to public well being and a mortal hazard to these small quantity keen to volunteer to the federal government’s physician to the barrios (DTTB) program.
“Konti na nga lang ang mga nagbobountaryong doctor sa mga baryo, pinapaslang pa. Nakakalungkot, dahil sa bawat volunteer doctor na pinapatay, isang bukaspalad na tao ang inaagawan ng buhay at isang komunidad ang pinagkakaitan ng serbisyong medical,” she stated.
As of 2016, solely 320 of the 946 slots have been crammed within the DTTB program of the Department of Health (DOH), Hontiveros stated.
The slain physician was the youthful brother of DOH-Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Sec. Dr. Kadil Sinolinding Jr.
The sufferer’s household stated that they’ve been receiving death threats since final yearto their publicity of alleged corruption in a college in Arakan, North Cotabato.