Doctors file complaint to suspend, revoke Badoy’s medical license
MANILA, Philippines — Another group of doctors on Monday filed a complaint with the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to suspend or even revoke Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy’s medical license for her red-tagging of doctors and fellow physicians.
A total of 17 doctors lodged the complaint against Badoy at the PRC, explaining that her red-tagging remarks and acts are “deeply unprofessional” and warrant the suspension or revocation of her certificate of registration as a physician.
“As a physician who works for the government, Respondent Badoy carries with her the responsibilities that attach to both. Her behavior of red-tagging and vilifying groups and individuals runs counter to the oaths that she took when she entered the medical profession and assumed the position of Communications Undersecretary,” said the doctors in a statement.
“The main tenet of the medical profession is the Hippocratic Oath, which requires any physician to ‘do no harm.’ The way she has contributed to a culture of impunity, fear, and intimidation has done nothing but run counter to this most fundamental truth,” it added.
This is the second time a group of physicians filed a complaint against Badoy, who serves as the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict spokesperson, to have her medical license removed.
The Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) first asked the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to revoke her physician certificate for repeated red-tagging of the organization.
AHW also likewise filed administrative complaints against Badoy at the Office of the Ombudsman for the same reason.
Several progressive organizations had also lodged complaints against Badoy last March for linking vice president Leni Robredo to the CPP-NPA-NDF.
Despite all these, Badoy had previously stated that she remains unfazed by these complaints and charges.
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