8 cops injured in DavSur mishap

Six out of 8 members of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB) 11 personnel who were injured after a patrol vehicle fell on the steep portion of Sitio Lutangan, Barangay Kapatagan, Davao del Sur on Friday afternoon (September 10) are now discharged from hospital confinement.

Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 Brig. Gen. Filmore Escobal said the two other police officers are awaiting operation for sustained fractures.

He said all victims are provided with medical care and support from personnel of Regional Medical and Dental Unit (RMDU) and doctors specialist from Camp Sergeant Quintin M Merecido Hospital (CSQMMH) in Buhangin in this city.

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Guillermo Eleazar on Saturday (September 11) visited and provided financial assistance to the victims admitted at RMDU infirmary.

Escobal said, “The circumstances depicted in the field rescue of our injured personnel conducted by PNP Air Unit in Lutangan, Brgy.Kapatagan and the immediate medical response from our own nurses and doctors was a realization of how important having our own PNP hospitals or medical facilities as well as PNP choppers. Their immediate responses have saved the lives of our personnel.”

According to Escobal, having the said hospital is a big help to the PNP members, especially medical expenses in private hospitals are very costly.

He said the regional police headquarters is striving to continuously improve hospital facilities and capabilities to accommodate and treat more health issues of its personnel and to provide reliable and credible medical facilities to its members and other PNP members in neighboring Regions.

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