Arroyo arrives at St. Luke’s for 2-day medical furlough
Former president and incumbent Pampanga representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo arrived at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City on Wednesday morning to undergo a medical check-up after the Sandiganbayan granted her a two-day furlough.
A composite team of Police Security Protection Group, Highway Patrol Group and Quezon City Police escorted Arroyo out of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC), where she is detained for plunder, around 8:30 a.m.
Arroyo, accompanied by her husband former First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, arrived at St. Luke’s at 8:50 a.m.
PSPG spokesperson Superintendent Rogelio Simon told INQUIRER.net that a 10-man PSPG team had been deployed to secure the congresswoman.
Simon said the team is led by Senior Superintendent Dante Norvicio.
Arroyo will undergo check-up after complaining of numbness in her left arm. She will stay overnight from 9 a.m. on Oct. 21 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 22 as ordered by the anti-graft court.
Among the tests being recommended for Arroyo to undergo are the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan and tumor marker tests such as Alpha Feto Protein for the liver, Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) for the breast and pancreas and CA 125 Calcitonin for the medullary thyroid.
The lawmaker’s lawyers said that the VMMC has no equipment for the tests. IDL
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