DOH Sec. Janette Garin and wheelchairs in the PhilPost office, photo compiled from Google
Dozens of wheelchairs were discovered to be rotting after being dumped by the Department of Health in the Philippine Postal Corporation office in Quezon City.

The wheelchairs were allegedly purchased during the administration of former President Benigno Aquino III, under the watch of then-Health Secretary Janette Garin.

A concerned citizen reported the facts to GMA News, which broadcasted it on the show "24 Oras Weekend".

Rommel Reodica, the concerned citizen, said "Naglalakad ako sa compound, meron akong nakitang mga boxes—puro wheelchair. Tapos sabi ko bakit kaya ang dami tapos ang dudumi."
Rommel Reodica, screenshot photo from GMA News youtube video

He added, "Sabi nung isang guard, 'Sir kasi ano 'yan, dinala dito 'yan ng DOH. Dito muna pinakisuyo kasi wala na yatang space sa office nila sa DOH...' 'Yung concern ko lang, 'yung wheelchair, maraming nasasayang, maraming nangangailangan. Sana ma-distribute."

Garin commented on the report and said that the wheelchairs were acquired for senior citizens and persons with disabilities and should have been distributed by now.

Garin said she will coordinate with the current officials of the DOH to check why the wheelchairs are still stored at PhilPost, as they should have already been distributed during the change of administration last year.

Meanwhile DOH OIC Herminigildo Valle said he will checkon the matter.


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