Enrile in PGH for medical assessment

Posted at 08/11/14 10:06 AM

MANILA (UPDATE) – Senator Juan Ponce Enrile arrived at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) for a medical check-up.

Enrile arrived at the PGH past 8 a.m. on board a white ambulance. He underwent 2D echo, electrocardiography, and CT scan.

The Sandiganbayan Third Division earlier ordered a medical assessment on Enrile as part of his petition for continued detention at the Philippine National Police (PNP) General Hospital.

Enrile, who is accused of amassing P172 million in pork barrel kickbacks, is facing one count of plunder and 15 counts of graft before the Sandiganbayan.

Sandiganbayan Clerk of Court Atty. Dennis Pulma earlier said Enrile will be an out-patient at the PGH. Another medical assessment on Enrile is scheduled at the PGH on Thursday, August 14.

Enrile is set to visit the Asian Eye Institute tomorrow, August 12, for another round of check-up to address a bleeding on his eye.

Pulma also said the court ordered the PNP General Hospital, the Asian Eye Institute, and the Makati Medical Center to submit the medical records of Enrile to the PGH, which was tasked by the court assess the health of the 90-year-old senator.

The anti-graft court earlier denied Enrile's motions for reconsideration on the dismissal of his plunder and graft cases and the issuance of warrant of arrest against him. – reports from Jerome Lantin, Adrian Ayalin, and Atom Araullo ABS-CBN News