I actually agree with sheelah , Dumaguete isn’t that bad compared to other places around the Philippines . My mother went through two surgical operations and all were done in Dumaguete. One was to remove her malignant goiter and that was in late 70’s,the other one in 2002 was a mastectomy of her left breast.
She had done all her chemotheraphy treatment (for breast cancer ) only in Dumaguete, one in 2002 and one in 2005.
She had the option of going to Cebu or Manila but she deslikes travelling so much. The Dr assisting her all through was formerly based in St Lukes Hospital in Manila and who moved to Dumaguete . She’s fine now , and kept taking her prescribed medications to stop any tumour growth or some metastatis. An uncle also survived through on going dialysis also done in Dgte, his son though who’s also a surgeon (Dr Jonathan Amante) helped him through all of it .
I had motor cycle accident in Sibulan and was unconscious for several days 3 skull fractures and was fed by a tube going through my nose,that was way back 1990 (student days) and that was in Silliman Medical center , and I came out fine,good heavens I could be in veggie state now. I think it was plane God’s grace and blessing I survive through without complications with my head bashed around.
But I would admit though ,Dgte hasn’t got the fascilities and enough number of highly qualified surgeons to do intricate surgical operations like heart bypass , brain surgery, hip replacement etc.
But in terms of seeing a doctor for simple body aches or infections that can be more likely treated with antibiotics or like tonsilitis, why go to Cebu ,unless feeling too seriously ill .
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