4 doctors to testify on Napoles' bleeding

By Atom Araullo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 21 2014 04:29 PM | Updated as of Feb 22 2014 12:29 AM

MANILA - Everything is set for Monday's hearing at the Makati Regional Trial Court on Janet Lim Napoles' urgent petition for medical examination.

The court has subpoenaed four doctors to testify on the health of the alleged pork barrel scam architect.

These include Dr. Ramon Elazequi of the Southern Luzon Hospital and Medical Center, Police Senior Inspector Michael Angelo Luna, attending physician assigned to Special Action Force in Fort Sto. Domingo, and Drs. Elsie P. Badillo-Pascua and Dr. Michael Lim Villa of the St. Luke's Medical Center.

Napoles' lawyer Bruce Rivera earlier said Napoles had been complaining of profuse menstrual bleeding. CT scan results later showed that Napoles has ovarian tumor.

Reyes said Napoles needs to undergo transvaginal ultrasound examination and further medical check-up. He said these procedures cannot be done at the Fort Sto. Domingo in Laguna.

As of 5 pm Thursday, the Philippine National Police reported that Napoles' blood pressure was at 110/80 and her heart rate at 83 bpm. Her temperature was 36.7 degrees Centigrade.