DOJ indicts Garin and others for reckless imprudence over Dengvaxia mess

DOJ indicts Garin and others for reckless imprudence over Dengvaxia mess

- The Justice Department was able to find a probable cause to indict former Health Secretary Janette Garin

- Aside from her, many officials from the Department of Health and Sanofi Pasteur Inc. are facing indictment

- However, the complaints against Health Secretary Francisco Duque was dismissed by the DOJ

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) has found a probable cause to charge Health Secretary Janette Garin and other people involved for reckless imprudence resulting in homiсide over the Dengvaxia controversy that allegedly caused multiple deaths.

However, KAMI learned that the Justice Department dismissed the complaints against current Health Secretary Francisco Duque due to insufficient evidence.

According to a report by the Philippine Star, other officials and employees of the DOH, as well as officials of Sanofi Pasteur Inc., are also indicted with the same charge. Here is the list:

  • Dr. Vincente Belizario Jr.
  • Dr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go
  • Dr. Gerardo Bayugo
  • Dr. Lyndon Lee Suy
  • Dr. Irma Asuncion
  • Dr. Julius Lecciones
  • Dr. Maria Joyce Ducusin
  • Dr. Rosalind Vianzon
  • Dr. Mario Baquilod
  • Carlito Realuyo
  • Stanislas Camart
  • Jean Louis Grunwald
  • Jean Francois Vacherand
  • Conchita Santos
  • Jazel Anne Calvo

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Aside from them Maria Lourdes Santiago and Melody Zamudio of Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Socorro Lupisan and Dr. Maria Rosario Capeding of Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, are facing indictment.

In a report by the CNN Philippines, the Dengvaxia immunization program started in April 2016 in different schools and around 800,000 students were able to have it. However, there have been reports claiming that the Dengvaxia vaccine has caused deaths to some of the students.

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