FOR helping transport a cancer patient from her residence located in an island in Eastern Samar to a hospital in Tacloban City, a group of Eastern Samar policemen on Sunday were commended by Philippine National Police chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar for their Good Samaritan act.
It turned out that the patient who lived in an island in Dolores, Eastern Samar needed transportation assistance as she was scheduled for a chemotherapy treatment at the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center.
Learning of her predicament, members of the 1st Eastern Samar Provincial Mobile Force Company did not hesitate to help the patient and ferried her on a pump boat from the island to the city so she could receive treatment at the hospital.
Aside from bringing the patient to the hospital, the cops also gave her financial assistance for her medication and treatment.
Gen. Eleazar praised and thanked the cops for extending assistance to the civilian who needed medical attention.
“Saludo ako sa pagtulong na ginawa ninyo. Sana ay huwag kayong magsawa sa pagtulong sa mga residente sa anumang pangangailangan nila,” he said.
The PNP chief also ordered Police Regional Office 8 director, Brigadier Gen. Ronaldo F. de Jesus to issue proper commendations to the concerned policemen.