Center denies hand in Ateneo alum's death, calls for probe into all hospitals and docs she consulted

By: InterAksyon.com April 12, 2014 12:57 PM

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The Green and Young Health and Wellness Center, the facility at the center of allegations of malpractice that allegedly led to the death of an Ateneo de Manila alumna in 2013, on Saturday called for a broader investigation into "all hospitals where she was admitted and all doctors who treated her right before she died".

Stressing that the student, Katherine Grace Tan, "was never given stem cell treatment by the Center or Dr. Antonia Park," the Green and Yough Health and Wellness Center said it was unjustly singled out and wrongly portrayed as accountable for the young womans death.

A cum laude graduate from the Ateneo de Manila University, Tan was reported to be suffering from Hodgkin's lymphoma, when she allegedly underwent treatment at Parks wellness center.

The girl's father, Bernard Tan, claimed his daughter underwent stem cell therapy there after allegedly being advised by Park.

In a statement, however, the Green and Young Health and Wellness Center in Tagaytay City said: "Ms. Katherine Grace Tan was never given stem cell treatment by the Center or Dr. Antonia Park. The allegation is not true."

The Center's statement, released through its lawyer, Stephen Cascolan, added: "As to the cause of death, Ms. Tan's memory deserves to be honored in a manner that is true, fair, and just. Mr. Bernard Tan, the father who brought his daughter to many other physicians right before Ms. Tan died, and long after she visited the Center in July 2012, should show to the public the competent and actual medical findings showing cause of death. All hospitals where she was admitted and all doctors who treated her right before she died should be investigated. An autopsy be conducted to ascertain real and actual cause of death. Only in this manner can the issue be resolved."

Not licensed in the Philippines

Earlier this month, it was reported that Park hadadmitted that she wasn't licensed to practice in the Philippines. Records from the theProfessional Regulatory Commission as of August 2013 showed that Park was not on the list of physicians authorized to practice medicine in the country.

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Center denies hand in Ateneo alum's death, calls for probe into all hospitals and docs she consulted

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