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Husband plans to sue M’daue doctors, nurses

By: Norman V. Mendoza January 24,2015 - 12:18 AM

A former overseas worker said he would  file charges against two doctors and three nurses who attended to his wife at the Mandaue City Hospital  where she died less than an hour  after she was admitted on Jan. 3.

Cesar Coliflores,  43, of barangay Opao in Mandaue City, gathered documents to bolster his case including vials of medicines administered to his 40-year-old wife, Jocelyn.

Coliflores uploaded a video of Jocelyn in her hospital room, where she was  hysterical and screaming that she felt she was dying because of the medicines administered.

The video  was taken by their eight-year-old son on the mother’s  instruction.

The video  uploaded on the husband’s Facebook account last January 13  has been viewed more than  200,000 times and has almost 5,000 shares.


The Mandaue City government, in a statement, said it “wishes to delve deeper into the truth of this incident” and was ready to cooperate with the Department of Health of this.  Mayor Jonas Cortes also ordered the hospital administration to investigate the case.

“We have been gathering preliminary findings, and are now verifying the results.”

Jocelyn’s death certificate signed by Dr. Rachel Segovia said the cause of death was a ruptured cerebral aneurysm.

Howeer, a police  autopsy report released by Felino Brunia Jr, of the PNP Crime Laboratory said Jocelyn died of “cardiac arrest.”

Dr. Malou Espinoza, chief of the Mandaue City Hospital, said patients suffering a cerebral aneurysm  feel as if small veins are exploding inside their head.

Espinoza said an investigation is underway but they need Mr. Coliflores to file a complaint.

“We opt not to give a statement pending the submission of the complaint,” she said.

Cesar first approached dySS Super Radyo on January 11 to complain.

Coliflores said his sister-in-law, Sally, and his two children first brought Jocelyn to Cortes Hospital in barangay Centro, Mandaue City at 10 a.m last January 2 when her fever spiked.

They were forced to transfer to the government-run Mandaue City Hospital after failing to get a private room for her.


He said the doctor prescribed an antibacterial drug for Jocelyn who started feeling uncomfortable after it was injected in her IV tube. Her  blood pressure shot up to 160/100.

“She felt as if she was going to die,” Coliflores  said.

Jocelyn then asked her son to take a video of her using her mobile phone. She later became agitated, detaching the IV tubes on her hands and tried to walk out, but  was restrained by hospital personnel. About 30 minutes after being admitted to the hospital, Jocelyn died.

Her cousin, Marieta Noynay, said Jocelyn didn’t suffer from any mental illness and even managed to walk on her own to the two hospitals.

Jocelyn worked as a sales attendant in a pharmacy but stayed home after her husband worked as a driver in Saudi Arabia.

Coliflores said he returned home immediately after learning about the news .

He said he would  stay in Mandaue City to pursue charges against the medical staff.

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