Health vies for attention
Posted by akosistella on March 19, 2010
By Rina Jimenez David
ONE had a sore throat and confessed to needing more hours of sleep, aside from being overweight. Otherwise, he said, he had no major health problems, pointing to his personal doctor in the audience. The other admitted that he had inherited so many things from his parents, “including hypertension and high blood sugar.” He also confessed to having a gall bladder problem which he planned to do something about after the campaign.
So perhaps it wasn’t health problems that drew “presidentiables” Sen. Richard Gordon and former Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro to the forum on health sponsored by the Philippine College of Physicians. Maybe it really was, as former Health Secretary Alran Bengzon said, that they placed a high priority on health, an issue that has received far less importance or attention than it deserves.
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