Ramon Tulfo does not apologize to PGH via video
Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) – 21 August 2018 – 00:00
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Columnist Ramon Tulfo will not apologize to the administration of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and his staff during an incident in the emergency department of the hospital last week.
"I will not apologize for my actions at the PGH, but I want to apologize to the patients who got excited by my eruption," Tulfo said yesterday in a telephone interview with The STAR.
"The incident started with making videos because I need it for legal purposes in the future, I took a video of the child and not of the hospital and the operations," he said.
"The doctor insisted on conducting a PGH policy without taking video, but that's a public place," he explained.
Tulfo drew criticism after posting a video on social media from the doctor he accused of refusing to provide medical assistance to the child he was bringing.
He also closed PGH resident doctors and trainees, claiming that most of them are "rich children" who do not care about the poor patients.
He also claimed that most of his critics are doctors or other medical workers who have a big ego & # 39 ;.
"Let people judge the video," he said.
Earlier, the PGH demanded a public apology from Tulfo for claiming that the hospital had withheld medical intervention from a child that the columnist had brought after his driver struck her in Navotas.
"We condemn in the strongest terms the behavior of Mr. Ramon Tulfo as completely unacceptable and unseemly, especially from a so-called veteran journalist who sought help from the victim who had crashed his vehicle", read the statement sent yesterday to The STAR.
"In light of all the facts, a public apology from Mr. Ramon Tulfo is justified and a commitment to remove the video taken at PGH as quickly as possible, as well as any offensive related messages," it added.
In her statement, the PGH administration released its version of what happened to declare the claim that the victim did not receive the medical care that was due to her. It also stated that the doctor criticized by Tulfo did not fall short in his duties.
According to the hospital, Tulfo and his team were brought to the triage desk on arrival to assess the patient's severity.
It said that the columnist started to write the doctor after the last one had admonished his team to take video's, which is against the hospital's policy.