This is Dr Kenton Hernandez’s Defence
Yesterday, CEO of the Ministry of Health and Wellness Dr Julio Sabido confirmed to reporters that an investigation into the actions of Dr Kenton Hernandez is ongoing. Dr. Hernandez is the doctor who did not admit burn victim nineteen-year-old Valeriano Pop earlier this month. Pop received burns to 70 percent of his body on January 4. He was burning garbage at his residence in Bella Vista Village when it violently exploded. He was taken to the polyclinic in Independence Village but his family says that Dr Hernandez would not admit Pop. His mother made sure that Pop received the care he needed at the time and was consequently admitted to the KHMH where he underwent surgery and now has a bill totalling more than seven thousand dollars. A leaked report obtained by Love News provides reasons why Dr Hernandez did not admit Pop. The report was written by Dr Hernandez, defending his decision. In the report, Dr Hernandez says that he observed redness over several parts of Pop’s body. He says that there was no formation of blister…and the injuries were classified as first-degree or superficial burns. Dr Hernandez further says that the affected areas were then washed with room temperature normal saline solution and cream was placed on the affected areas. He says Pop was administered diclofenac for his pain. He also says that Pop showed no signs of fever or evidence of hypothermia. He was placed on IV hydration, prescribed medication for his burns and pain and discharged. Dr Hernandez says he was “confident in the treatment and procedures taken upon evaluating this patient (Mr. Pop) given the facts that the vitals were normal and he had presented first-degree burns.” Dr Hernandez says that he used his discretion and medical knowledge and did not admit or request admission for patients with first-degree burns. And finally, Dr Hernandez says, ”I was not negligent in my work and I believe I acted professionally and in accordance with the Hippocratic Oath to do no harm and to provide optimal health care to this patient. As a medical professional, I stand by my decisions to treat this patient according to my evaluation, observation and past experiences similar to this case.” We’ll keep following this story.