After more than a year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) might release a resolution this January concerning the second batch of Dengvaxia complaints against former health secretary and current Iloilo 1st District Representative Janette Garin.
“Yung second batch I think will be coming out soon,” said Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Richard Anthony Fadullon.
Once he finishes the review of the draft resolution, Fadullon said he will be submitting it to Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento for approval.
The panel of prosecutors chaired by Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Susan Dacanay submitted the case for resolution back in December 28, 2018 after finishing the conduct of a preliminary investigation.
The 2nd batch of complaints concern the deaths of eight children who got shots of Dengvaxia, namely, Roshaine Carino, Christine Joy Asuncion, Clarissa Alcantara, Erico Mendoza Leabres, Christine Mae de Guzman, John Paul Rafael, Michael Tablate, and Naomi Nimura.
In the complaints, Garin is accused of having committed reckless imprudence resulting to homicide; torture resulting in the death of any person and torture committed against children; and for defective product and mislabeled product.
Aside from Garin, 35 others were named as her co-accused including officials of the Department of Health (DOH) and executives Dengvaxia manufacturer Sanofi Pastuer and local distributor Zuellig Pharma.