Sunday, August 5, 2012

Stop The Debates: Pass The Freakin' RH Bill >:(

The past few days, there has been so much debate on the Philippine Reproductive Health (RH) Bill both in mainstream and social media due to the fact that this week Congress will be voting on it.  For the record, I am an Anti-RH Bill advocate, BUT I realized that the only way to conclude this never ending debate that is not doing this country any good, is to PASS THAT FREAKIN' BILL! 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Dying Patient

The Daily Telegraph, a UK paper has this health article posted on their website.  The title is Hospitals "letting patients die to save money" It should not surprise me since euthanasia seems to be a desirable option now-a-days for people in more developed countries who does not want to suffer from a debilitating or terminal illness.  But still, news like this continue to surprise me simply because I believe in the sanctity of life and no one, absolutely no one has a right to take it away. 

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Filipino Patient's Rights

All of us at one time in our lives will experience some sort of illness and become patients. But, does every patient know their rights?  Beginning in 2010 hospitals in the country were required by the Department of Health (DoH) and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) to post these rights prominently around their premises, particularly in the emergency room, clinics and wards.  However, there is no uniform standard on patient rights and each hospital can come out with it's own or adopt the existing standard set by the DoH.