The Medical Action Group (MAG) supports the initiatives of Dr. Esperanza Cabral of the Department of Health (DOH) in her endeavour to fight the escalating incidence of HIV/AIDS in the country through condom distribution at Dangwa, Sampaloc last February 14.
MAG lauds the unflinching sincerity and steadfast commitment of Dr. Cabral and the entire agency, in fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic. With her efforts, the public health interest prevailed.
However, MAG does not adhere with the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)’s interference with the DOH’s program on HIV/AIDS by their ardent call of resignation of Dr. Cabral. Their call for Sec. Cabral’s resignation is an inappropriate act when the Secretary is just doing her job as a doctor and as the health secretary and giving a real solution to the problem.
MAG will continue to support Sec. Cabral and her endeavours to curb HIV/AIDS in the country.