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Johnny Pimentel urges PAO, DOH, PGH to work together in probing Dengvaxia deaths

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Surigao del Sur 2nd District Representative Johnny Pimentel urged the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO), Department of Health (DOH), and the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) to work together to finally come up with conclusive findings concerning the alleged deaths involving the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine.

The Surigao del Sur politiko said the committee on good government and public accountability and the committee on health had to extend their hearings if only the three bickering agencies would work together.

“Kaya nga tayo nag-extend ng another hearing. Supposedly, we could have terminated the hearing. Pero lumabalabas nga, itong tatlong investigating bodies, in fact, nag-aaway-away na nga. Even the PAO does not want to its share findings with the DOH,” Pimentel said.

He reminded the PAO, DOH, and PGH that they are working towards a common goal.

“Ang pakay naman natin pareho, to look into the accountability at sino dapat managot dyan. Kasi pag lumabas iba-iba ang findings nitong tatlong investigating bodies, people will not believe us anymore. And the people will not believe the findings of the different bodies. Paano pag lumabas yan na iba-iba ang findings, Sanofi Pasteur will be exonerated. That is my opinion lang,” Pimentel said.