Wednesday, November 24, 2010

PLM medical community joins call to release of Morong 43

Pamantasang Lungsod ng Maynila(PLM) community led by medical students join calls to free the Morong 43. Dr. Merry Mia Clamor, a medical graduate of PLM is among the 43 health workers or the Morong 43 who were arrested last Feb 6 and are still detained at Camp Bagong Diwa based on trumped up charges.

On Tuesday, Aug. 23, coinciding with the launch of the Free the Dr. Merry Mia Clamor – Free the Morong 43 Movement a university wide forum held at Justo Albert Hall values of community health practice and to recognize the contributions of Dr. Clamor as one of those rarefied physicians involved in this field.

Philomedica Scientia, a medical sorority where Dr. Clamor is also a member sponsored the event and was co-sponsored by the PLM College of Medicine Student Council, Brotherhood of Medical Scholars and PLM Medical Alumni Association.

Clamor finished her BS Botany at the Pamantasan in 1997 and later her medical degree in 2001. Immediately after medical school she has been committedly involved in community health work. She is the director of the Health Education, Training and Services of the Council of Health and Development(CHD), the NGO which sponsored the training when they were arrested.

According to Dr. Julie Caguiat, spokesperson of the FREE THE 43 HEALTH WORKERS ALLIANCE this event is part of the growing clamor and various efforts calling for justice and the immediate, unconditional release of the Morong 43.

It’s also a stand to raise issues and protection of those in the practice of community medicine and those who work for the benefit of marginalized people and the communities which barely have access to health services.

Doctors and medical professionals like Dr. Mia- Clamor who, in lieu of choosing financially rewarding careers must be recognized and be given protection. “We hope that thru this effort we could also encourage more students to follow Dr. Merry’s selfless example.”

Dr. Julie Caguiat

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