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More raps filed vs. Garin over Dengvaxia mess

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Additional charges have been filed against former health secretary Janette Garin and 38 other individuals implicated in the deaths of school children inoculated with the Dengvaxia vaccine before the Department of Justice.

The criminal cases, which were filed by 10 more victims, reckless imprudence resulting in homicide under the Revised Penal Code and violations of Anti-Torture Act and Consumer Act.

Also included as one of the respondents was incumbent Health Secretary Francisco Duque III.

Garin and the other respondents were accused of negligence through “arbitrarily, maliciously, and deliberately failure to inform the Dengvaxia recipients and their parents/families of the dangers and risks related to Dengvaxia and to obtain their informed consent.”

Also, they were accused of failure to conduct proper screening of Dengvaxia recipients and to implement active and aggressive monitoring and surveillance of recipients.

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