By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Department of Health (DOH) ordered Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) chief, Dr. Julius Drilon, to file his counter-affidavit relative to the complaint for alleged abuse of authority, grave misconduct and harassment filed against him before the Office of the Ombudsman.
The order against Drilon was dated June 23, 2020 signed by Health Undersecretary Dr. Abdullah Dumama, Jr.
The complaint against him was filed by Milagros Atienza, assistant chief nurse for Clinical Services of CLMMRH, who stated in her affidavit that she was preventively suspended by Drilon from July 15, 2016 to October 15, 2016 for unfounded and baseless allegations.
Atienza in her affidavit stated that Drilon may have also retaliated against her after she stood as one of the witnesses of the DOH Fact finding Committee who conducted an investigation in December 2016 and January 2017 which were submitted to the Office of the Ombudsman.
The Civil Service Commission has decided in her favor for brevity and illegal suspension that she filed as well as the Court of Appeals after Drilon filed a petition for review, Atienza stated in her affidavit.
Atienza claimed she was illegally suspended again and was served six “show cause orders” for alleged unprofessional remarks against a clinical instructor of USLS-Bacolod.
She claimed that the alleged harassment of Drilon hinders her from fully functioning as assistant chief nurse for Clinical Services, thus depriving patients and clinical nurses of her expertise.
Drilon, meanwhile, has yet to respond to the media over the allegations against him./DGB, WDJ