DOJ wraps up probe vs Ubial in Dengvaxia mess

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The complaint filed against former Health secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial before the Department of Justice in connection with the deaths of children inoculated with Dengvaxia vaccine is now deemed submitted for resolution.

This as government prosecutors wrapped up last Monday’s hearing after parties have filed their respective pleadings.

During the last hearing, Ubial filed her rejoinder to rebut the allegations hurled against her by former Health secretary Janette Garib

In her affidavit, Garin accused Ubial of reckless imprudence resulting to homicide under Article 365 of the Revised Penal Code (RPC).

Garin explained the Department of Health (DOH) implemented a school-based dengue immunization program but, when Ubial took over, there was a reckless decision to have it expanded into a community-based program which resulted to the reported deaths.

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