Man discovers knife inside his chest after 14 months

A man was shocked to find the blade of a knife left buried in his chest, based on the results of his x-ray on Tuesday at a hospital in .

Kent Ryan Tomao, 25, is worried that the knife has been buried in his body for 14 months without knowing how long it is.

Tomao had an X-ray as a requirement in his job application.

“Sabi ng doktor, dapat makuha na agad kasi malapit yung kutsilyo sa lungs, delikado po,” Tomao said in an interview this Wednesday.

(The doctor said it should be taken out immediately because the knife is close to the lungs, it’s dangerous.)

In January last year, Tomao was stabbed by a group of teenagers in North Cotabato.

When he was taken to a hospital there, the doctor and nurse allegedly did not even test him, and they just stitched up his wound.

“Wala akong na x-ray. Tinahi lang nila diretso kasi sabi ng doktor, mababa lang naman daw yung sugat,” he said.

(I don’t have x-rays. They just sewed it straight because the doctor said the wound was not deep.)

He appealed to the hospital to give a better service to their patients.

“Sana ayusin nila ang pag-alaga sa kanilang mga pasyente kasi binabayaran sila nang maayos ng gobyerno. Pantay-pantay sana ang trato,” he said.

(I hope they would improve taking care of their patients because the government pays them well. The treatment would have been equal.)

Tomao plans to return to the said hospital to have the knife removed when he returns to Kidapawan City.

Pola, Oriental Mindoro implements 2-week lockdown

The town of Pola, Oriental Mindoro was placed under a 2-week lockdown this Wednesday to prevent the rise of cases, especially since many are expected to return home there during Holy Week.

According to Pola Mayor Jennifer Cruz, town officials have agreed to implement stricter health protocols due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the .

Under the 2-week lockdown in the town, no one can enter even stranded individuals or authorized persons outside residence.

Even tourists will not be accepted.