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Butuan City Mayor Rushed to Davao City Hospital

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June 24, 2009 by: striker_jem Butuan – As early as past 6 o’clock in the morning, Mayor Democrito D. Plaza II was taken out from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Butuan Doctor’s Hospital and transported by an ambulance to Davao City for yet undisclosed hospital. The Mayor was hospitalized since Sunday- June 21- accordingly due to hypertension. [...]

June 24, 2009
by: striker_jem

Butuan – As early as past 6 o’clock in the morning, Mayor Democrito D. Plaza II was taken out from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Butuan Doctor’s Hospital and transported by an ambulance to Davao City for yet undisclosed hospital.

The Mayor was hospitalized since Sunday- June 21- accordingly due to hypertension. It is to be recalled that the Mayor was away for almost 3 months after long confinement at St. Lukes Hospital in Makati where he was diagnosed with aneurism and underwent angioplasty in January.

A physician in St. Luke’s who requested anonymity revealed, the Plaza family was able to find a kidney donor but after a series of evaluation and laboratory tests, Mayor Democrito D. Plaza II has been turned down for a kidney transplant due to complications. He has hypertension and diabetes.

Prior to his angioplasty, Mayor Plaza underwent kidney dialysis at Butuan Doctor’s Hospital thrice in a week.

It was also learned that just recently, a stem cell of Mayor Plaza was sent to the United States. The family hopes that through advanced medical technology, the bone marrow stem cells will result to renal regeneration.

Meanwhile, one of the Mayor’s daughters-in-law was quoted to have said that portion of his feet showed gangrene but is now improving.

After returning home since March 24, Mayor Plaza is not visible from the city hall or any activities in Butuan contrary to what he said during a press conference with the local media. The Mayor also failed to deliver his state of the City Address scheduled last May 14.

Meanwhile, City DILG Director Marissa Sanchez stressed, Mayor Plaza’s absence is not tantamount of being an incompetent for the reason that he can still be available on call 24 hours a day.

“The Mayor still functions through the division chiefs, programs have been implemented continuously and he is still performing his duties although he is not that visible at the city hall, there is no need for DILG to intervene and ruled out incapacity or vacancy of position”, said Director Sanchez.


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