Pres. Rody Duterte Speak Up on the Controversial Dengvaxia Issue


President Rody Duterte made an official statement about the controversial Dengvaxia issue as he ordered the creation of a three-man panel of experts that would determine whether or not anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia was in fact responsible for the deaths of Filipino schoolchildren.



According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said that the President would invite foreign pathologists in the country to clarify conflicting findings from the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) in relation to the controversial dengue immunization program.

Spox Harry Roque was quoted as saying "[W]ith conflicting testimonies from the experts of PAO and the PGH, [the President] is constrained to seek further advice from disinterested parties,” Roque said in a Palace press briefing.



The Presidential spokesman also stressed that the tema of foreign experts would come from neighboring Asian countries and would "absolutely" have no links with the Philippine government and with Dengvaxia's manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur Inc.

Pres. Rody Duterte has a list of expert pathologist for the said investigation, the list were submitted to him by the Health Department as confirmed by Spox Harry Roque.

Meanwhile, Roque said President Duterte has expressed support for PGH’s initiatives in providing assistance to the parents and families of patients vaccinated with Dengvaxia.

This includes calling on Congress to pass a bill allowing the use of the P1.16 billion refunded by the government from Sanofi to help those who were inoculated with the drug, Roque noted.

Source: PCOO


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