DPWH Tigaon refuses medical help to injured worker

Gary Chavez, maintenance worker of DPWH Sagnay, Camarines Sur. Photo by Joey Natividad

By Joey Natividad

TIGAON, Camarines Sur, 11May2017 (BicolToday.com) – DPWH highway maintenance worker Gary Chavez of Sagnay, Camarines Sur, looks toward a bleak, jobless future when his middle finger at the fingernail section was amputated Monday after his finger bone was crushed by a concrete kilometer sign post that he was lifting up slipped through his grip.

Engr. Erly Texon of DPWH district office in Tigaon, Camarines Sur, told Chavez that there is no medical assistance budget for accident among workers.

Two years ago, Chavez suffered also an accident when hot molten asphalt sprayed into his hands during road repair work, but DPWH refused him medical assistance.

Having been told by Engr. Texon that no DPWH assistance is coming, on Wednesday May 10, Chavez was still seeking help among relatives to buy the expensive anti-tetanus vaccines and other medicines.

Aside from fear of being out of work, Chavez worries about feeding his family of six and sending two children to school at a time when enrollment is going on this May.

DPWH Tigaon is headed by Engr. Gemma Timbang with Texon as highway maintenance chief. With its bloated budget, DPWH has no medical budget for highway workers. [BicolToday.com]

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