PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency chair Director General Aaron N. Aquino has renewed an agreement with the Philippine-Chinese Charitable Association Inc. on providing free hospitalization at the Chinese General Hospital for any PDEA agent who will be wounded in the ongoing war on drugs.
Aquino said the PCCAI-CGH offer of free medical aid and treatment to PDEA men who will be injured in the line of duty will greatly boost the morale and confidence of his men who are fighting armed drug traffickers, with some of them already shot dead by vengeful shabu traffickers.
The PDEA chair signed a memorandum of agreement with PCCAI chairman of the board Dr. Benito Goyokpin and PCCAI president and honorary chairman Dr. James G. Dy during simple rites at the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center in Sta. Cruz, Manila.
Under the agreement, PCCAI shall provide medical aid and treatment at the CGHMC, including surgery and major operations as well as the use of its medical equipment and facilities, from admission to discharge of PDEA operatives who sustained injuries while in the line of duty.
“PDEA extends its deepest appreciation to the medical support given by the PCCAI. The assistance is definitely a big boost to the morale of PDEA agents considering the inherent hazards and risks they face everyday during actual anti-drug operations,” Aquino said.